Articles by: Dermot Crean

Launching the St Vincent de Paul Caballs Toymaster Christmas Toy Appeal were, in front Max Maurice Fitzgerald, Ann Laide of Caballs, Marian Moore, Paddy Kevane, Treasa Walsh, Miriam Deregibus and Caragh Kelliher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Help Caballs And SVP Make A Child’s Christmas Dream A Reality

November 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

ONCE again, Caballs Toymaster has joined forces with St Vincent de Paul again this year to help ensure every child in the area gets a toy they want from Santa this Christmas. The annual appeal has been a great success in the past and it’s hoped the people of Tralee and beyond […]

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CH Prepares To Welcome Shoppers For Biggest Night Of The Year

CH Prepares To Welcome Shoppers For Biggest Night Of The Year

November 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

IT’S all systems go at CH Chemists these days as they prepare for the annual CH Christmas Evening event on this Friday night, November 17. Staff are busily preparing the 800 goodie bags which will be given to customers who spend more than €10 on a first come, first served basis, […]

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Tralee Educate Together NS & Artist Martin Scharer were awarded Artist in Schools Bursary 2017 with Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council, Cllr Michael O’Shea (former Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council)& Kate Kennelly, Arts Officer. Photo By : Domnick Walsh ©  Eye Focus LTD ©

Council Announces Arts Awards And Bursary Funding For 2018 

November 13, 2017 at 11:48 am 0 comments

THE annual call for applications to Kerry County Council for arts grants and bursaries is currently underway. The application process is managed by The Arts Office of Kerry County Council and co-ordinated by Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly. “We welcome applications across all our funding streams and see the awarding of […]

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WATCH: Local Filmmaker’s ‘Last Of…’ Series Profiles ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ Store

WATCH: Local Filmmaker’s ‘Last Of…’ Series Profiles ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ Store

November 13, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

IT’S the last ‘video’ shop standing in town so it’s only fitting that a local filmmaker would make a short film to find out how it still operates in the face of huge competition in streaming and downloading. Bertie Brosnan met the owner of ‘Top Of The Rock Video’ on […]

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Action from the game. Photo by Liam Ryan

PHOTOS/REPORT: Garvey’s Tralee Warriors Feel The Full Force Of Swords Thunder

November 13, 2017 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Alan Cantwell reports on Garvey’s Tralee Warriors second lesson the trot on Saturday night… Griffith College Swords Thunder 88 Garvey’s Tralee Warriors 59 Following last week’s defeat at home to UCD Marian, Garvey’s Tralee Warriors endured another Super League setback this time away from home to Griffith College Swords Thunder […]

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PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

PHOTOS: #Tralee On Social Media This Week

November 12, 2017 at 2:25 pm 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)… It’s nice to make new friends… Went for a walk […]

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Tara O'Farrell (centre) with Kerry and Eva Nolan at her Make-Up Masterclass at CH Chemists on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tara’s Masterclass Is A Sell-Out Success At CH

November 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

CH Chemists had to produce extra chairs on Saturday as a make-up artist drew a huge a big crowd to the Tralee store. Tara O’Farrell, aka Tara Makeup, was in-store for a make-up masterclass and was showcasing Rimmel London, Max Factor & Bourjois Paris makeup ranges, with fantastic tips and tricks […]

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Con Horgan (standing far left) with the performers in Circus Siamsa. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Circus Siamsa Thrills Audiences

November 12, 2017 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

THERE were big crowds in Siamsa Tíre on Saturday for two shows which formed the highlight of the performances during the National Circus of Ireland Festival taking place in Tralee over the past four days. The family-friendly variety show, ‘Circus Siamsa’ was another huge success with two shows at 2pm […]

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Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Prestigious Store Of The Year Award

Garvey’s Supervalu Tralee Wins Prestigious Store Of The Year Award

November 12, 2017 at 11:27 am 1 comment

GARVEY’S Supervalu in Tralee scooped the National Store of the Year award at the Retail Excellence awards last night. The Tralee store was one of two Kerry stores — along with Vodafone Killarney — in the running for the prestigious top prize and hopes were high when they were announced […]

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Brandon Barrett and Gary Carey with the cup.  Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/REPORT: Causeway Triumph After Extra-Time Against Crotta O’Neills

November 12, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Mike O’Halloran reports on the Acorn Life Under 21 Hurling Championship Final on Saturday in Austin Stack Park… Causeway 1-12 Crotta O’Neills 0-10 This game went to extra time but it didn’t look like it would go down to the wire earlier on in the first half, when Causeway led […]

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Woman Dies In Road Accident In North Kerry

Woman Dies In Road Accident In North Kerry

November 12, 2017 at 10:24 am 0 comments

Gardaí in Listowel are appealing for witness following a fatal traffic collision yesterday. At approximately 12.30pm Gardaí attended the scene of a two car collision on the R555 at Foildarrig near Duagh. A 67-year-old female passenger in one of the cars was removed from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital […]

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Roger Harty: Is That So?

Roger Harty: Is That So?

November 12, 2017 at 10:23 am 0 comments

‘IS That So’ Is an ancient Zen story of Japanese origin that goes as follows. The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl, whose parents owned a food store, lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered […]

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Omitting Denny Street As Possible Rank Was “A Farce” Says Tralee Taxi Association Chairperson

Omitting Denny Street As Possible Rank Was “A Farce” Says Tralee Taxi Association Chairperson

November 11, 2017 at 1:09 pm 1 comment

THE Tralee Taxi Association Chairperson has described the omission of Denny Street from the proposed plan for the location of taxi ranks put out for public consultation, as “a farce” and “Fawlty Towers stuff”. Terry Boyle was reacting immediately after the meeting of Tralee Municipal Councillors on Friday, where they […]

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The Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. 
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ACCESS 21 @ IT TRALEELAUNCHED TODAY FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10thThe Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. One of the main outcomes from the project has been a positive change in student aspirations with an increase in the number of secondary school students intending to progress to university as well as an increase in the number of students wishing to pursue higher professional careers following their completion of Access 21. The aim of the IT Tralee team involved in Access 21 is to replicate the success of the Trinity project using 21st century teaching and learning approaches, supported by professional development for teachers which combined, provide an environment in which students can grow and develop by taking responsibility for and ownership of their own learning. According to the Access 21 Programme Leader at IT Tralee Véronique Lostal Davern, schools who embrace the Access 21 programme report a number of positive outcomes including: enhanced critical thinking skills; removal of barriers which restrict progression to third level and a more equitable and inclusive school environment. “The Access 21 project has a number of key goals which include raising educational aspirations and attainment of Irish second level students from geographical areas where attendance at third level is historically low; supporting schools to develop and promote 21st Century Teaching & Learning and increasing the STEM and ICT capabilities of teachers across the Irish second level sector” stated Véronique.                In conjunction with Trinity College, the Access 21 team at IT Tralee will support partner schools in Kerry to develop and expand ‘college-going’ cultures and for the pilot phase of the project and will work with Killarney Community College, Killorglin Community College, Colaiste Na Riochta, Listowel and Causeway Community SchoolDr. Ronan Smith from Trinity College Dublin joined the IT Tralee team at the Institute on November 10th where the first workshop with teachers from the link schools was held as part of the official Access 21 launch. This included workshops on Mentoring and Leadership in the school environment. Dr. Ronan Smith said “Children in Ireland who are growing up barely ten minutes away from each other can have vastly different aspirations in their education. The Access 21 project aims to ensure that no matter where a child grows up, their ambitions for the future are seen as achievable goals. The project aims to support schools in fostering an environment of 21st century teaching & learning and equipping teachers with the skills needed to implement new digital technologies in the classroom. I am delighted to be in the IT Tralee today to officially launch our new partnership.”Access 21 is funded through support from the Kerry Innovation Centre & Tom Crean Business Centre – Tralee, Trinity College Dublin and IT Tralee.  Further details are available from Brid Mc Elligott@ 066 71 91800

IT Tralee And Trinity College Launch Access 21

November 11, 2017 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

The Institute of Technology Tralee in partnership with Trinity College Dublin, today launched Access 21, an initiative which supports a number of secondary schools in Kerry to develop innovative approaches to formal and informal learning. Access 21 has been operating in Trinity for the past three years. One of the […]

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Dr Caitlin: Coronary Artery Calcification Tests

Dr Caitlin: Coronary Artery Calcification Tests

November 11, 2017 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on measuring calcium in coronary arteries… Coronary artery disease (CAD) is still a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in Europe. There has been much interest in developing screening methods to identify those at risk of having a primary […]

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Know Your Rights: Better Energy Homes Scheme

November 11, 2017 at 1:00 pm 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: Our heating bills are quite high because our house is difficult to heat. Is there a grant available to improve the insulation? Answer: The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides grants […]

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McCann At The Movies: Missed Opportunity By Branagh Is Dreary Daytime Fare

McCann At The Movies: Missed Opportunity By Branagh Is Dreary Daytime Fare

November 11, 2017 at 10:41 am 1 comment

Our movie guy, John McCann, was far from impressed by ‘Murder On The Orient Express’… Another week, another reboot, this remake however had in theory a lot of positives to look forward to. It contained an all star cast, solid and renowned source material and a director that has proven […]

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Councillors Vote On Locations For Full Time And Part Time Taxi Ranks

Councillors Vote On Locations For Full Time And Part Time Taxi Ranks

November 10, 2017 at 7:36 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Municipal District councillors approved the new locations for permanent and semi-permanent taxi ranks in the town at a special meeting on Friday afternoon. The taxi rank issue has been a contentious one since drivers were moved out of The Mall to facilitate the ongoing works. The issue of location […]

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Councillors Vote For Daytime Pedestrianisation Of The Mall

Councillors Vote For Daytime Pedestrianisation Of The Mall

November 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mall is to be a pedestrianised area during the day after Councillors voted in favour of traffic calming measures on a trial basis. The area from the junction of Russell Street an Bridge Street down through The Mall will be accessible to pedestrians only from 10.30am to 6pm from […]

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Rainfall Warning For Kerry Issued For Tonight And Tomorrow

November 10, 2017 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

NOT good. It looks like it’ll be wet tonight and tomorrow according to the experts. It’s already pretty misty this afternoon in Tralee, but Met Eireann has issued a Yellow Status Rainfall Warning for Kerry taking effect from this evening. The warning is for Kerry, Clare Mayo and Galway and […]

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Warehouse Unit At Monavalley Industrial Estate Sells At Auction

Warehouse Unit At Monavalley Industrial Estate Sells At Auction

November 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  A WAREHOUSE unit in Tralee was sold today for the guide price at the latest BidX1 online auction. Unit 3, Monavalley Industrial Estate,  had a guide price of  €275,000 and after two bids (the initial bid was €265,000) it was sold for that figure. It’s a detached modern warehouse unit, extending […]

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Eoin Liston, Kieran Ruttledge, Sean Walsh and Ogie Moran, models in the Shaws Fashion Show in aid of Kerry Hospice at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Familiar Faces On The Catwalk At Shaws Event (Part 2)

November 10, 2017 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you coverage of the Shaws Tralee fashion show in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation (click here). Well apart from much-need funds being raised for a great cause, a few familiar faces from the world of sport gave their time to strut their stuff on the catwalk […]

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Tralee Company Wins Contract To Deliver Childcare Services At IT Tallaght

Tralee Company Wins Contract To Deliver Childcare Services At IT Tallaght

November 10, 2017 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE company has won the contract to deliver childcare services in the Campus Crèche at IT Taillight. Orchard House Ltd, who operate Oakview Village Childcare in Tralee, will deliver childcare services, effective from January 2018. According to Clódagh Moynihan, General Manager of Orchard House Ltd; “We are delighted to have […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

November 10, 2017 at 11:15 am 1 comment

SHE’S done it again. Oakpark native Riona O’Connor has another viral video on her hands after a clip of her singing about how the whole ‘bikini body’ pressure thing is ridiculous, struck a chord with thousands of women. In a facebook post she wrote “Women, Men, Girls, Boys, I love […]

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Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

Seven Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

November 10, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

It may be boring November, but there’s still a lot to get up to this weekend around Tralee… Friday 1. Circus antics… The National Circus Festival Ireland is in full swing around town. Today there’s workshops, lunchtime walkabouts, a show in Siamsa Tire and a Festival Club tonight in The […]

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Iarrthóirí rathúla anuas ar ionadaithe ó Údarás na Gaeltachta, ó Lárionad na Gaeilge (Ollscoil Mhá Nuad), agus Comhairle Chontae Chiarraí/successful candidates as well as representatives from Údarás na Gaeltachta, from the Centre for Irish Language (Maynooth University), and Kerry County Council.

University Presents Award To Irish Language Officer At Kerry County Council

November 10, 2017 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

DURING Oireachtas na Samhna 2017 in Killarney, Maynooth University presented Teastas Eorpach na Gaeilge Irish Language (TEG) certificates to successful candidates from Co. Kerry who recently undertook oral exams. At the same event, a newly established award, Gradam TEG, was presented to Kerry County Council’s Irish Language Office in recognition of the exceptional work that […]

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PHOTOS: Fabulous Fashions At Shaws Event For Hospice Foundation (Part 1)

PHOTOS: Fabulous Fashions At Shaws Event For Hospice Foundation (Part 1)

November 10, 2017 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

AUTUMN/WINTER fashions from local boutiques were on display at a charity fashion show last night. The people at Shaws Department Store decided to organise the event last night at The Rose Hotel to help out the Irish Hospice Foundation and it was well supported with over 100 people attending. They […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys To Host Talks On Mental Health For Sports Communities

Kerins O’Rahillys To Host Talks On Mental Health For Sports Communities

November 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahillys GAA club has announced that — in association with State of Mind Ireland — they will be hosting a number of information events in the club over the coming months which will focus on improving the mental health, well being and working life of sports people and sporting […]

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Kerry Mansion Sells For €1.1m At Auction

Kerry Mansion Sells For €1.1m At Auction

November 9, 2017 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were three  Kerry lots sold at the BidX1 (formerly Allsop) online auction today. These included a mansion in Sneem — which went unsold at the last auction and dropped in price considerably — and nine houses in Banna. Glashnacree House, Derryquin, Sneem had a reserve range of €1,050,000 – €1,150,000 […]

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IDA Boss To Speak At Event In Tralee Aimed At SMEs

IDA Boss To Speak At Event In Tralee Aimed At SMEs

November 9, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Bank of Ireland’s 17th National Enterprise Week from November 17-24, an event will take place in the Rose Hotel on Friday, November 24 aimed at SMEs. The event entitled “FDI Investment in Kerry takes place  from 3pm–5pm. Guest speaker Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA will discuss the opportunities […]

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