Articles by: Dermot Crean

The newly landscaped area near the Library. Photo by Dermot Crean

Parking Area Near Library Looks Great After Makeover

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

IF you’ve been passing by the Moyderwell area in the past number of weeks you might have noticed a bit of work going on. Kerry County Council has been giving the parking area across from Tralee Library a bit of a facelift to make it look more attractive. It’s worked. The old area […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am 0 comments

IT was a good week for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teams this week. The under 15 hurlers won the Craobh Chiarraí on Wednesday. They defeated St Brendan’s Killarney in the semi-final and the final was contested between Gaelcholáiste and Mercy Mounthawk at the John Mitchels sports grounds. Continued below… Gaelcholáiste played with the wind […]

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Pupils on the runway at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show (Part 2)

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am 0 comments

IT was a night to remember for everyone involved in Caherleaheen NS on Thursday as they enjoyed a fantastic fashion show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage), it was a great sellout success with staff, pupils and parents hitting the runway parading […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Testicular Cancer… What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both testicles, which causes a lump or tumour. Cancerous cells can break away from this tumour and form […]

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McCann At The Movies: A Tense Blood Curdling Sci-Fi Thriller

McCann At The Movies: A Tense Blood Curdling Sci-Fi Thriller

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am 0 comments

Our movie reviewer, John McCann, looks at the latest in the Alien franchise, Alien Covenant…   Fans of previous Alien films and the sci-fi horror genre, that these movies have made their own, will have been eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the Ridley Scott-driven franchise. It’s predecessor, Prometheus, did an […]

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Know Your Rights: How To Make A Complaint About The Press

May 20, 2017 at 9:26 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I want to complain about an article that was in a national newspaper recently. How can I do this? Answer: The Office of the Press Ombudsman deals with complaints against […]

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Helen O'Connor, Kitty Curtin, Mary Redmond, Maureen Williams and Mary McCarthy at the 'Be Summer Ready' event at Expose Beauty Lounge on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies Get Style And Beauty Tips At ‘Ready For Summer’ Event

May 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm Comments are Disabled

LADIES enjoyed an informative morning at Expose Beauty Lounge And Hair Studio on Thursday morning, looking forward to the season ahead. ‘Ready For Summer’ was a style event where Danny Leane of Annbury’s offered fashion tips for the coming season, while there were also hair and beauty advice from Expose staff, to showcase the products at […]

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Jim, Norman, Elaine, Rachel, Barry and Shane Foley at the CBS The Green Sixth Year graduation on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Sixth Years At CBS The Green

May 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMILIES of CBS The Green Sixth Year students gathered at the school gym on Thursday afternoon, as the school held its annual graduation ceremony. Around 80 students will sit their Leaving Cert this year and this was the last official ceremony before they break up soon to continue studies for the […]

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As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” . pictured on the day were - 
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PRESS INFO -- Fun For All The Family At Manor West-Animal Roadshow to arrive in centre on Saturday 5th November-As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” on Saturday 5th November from 12 noon.  The day will feature lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages, the highlight of which will be “The Animal Roadshow” and will on site from 1pm.The Animal Roadshow, will host a mini zoo in the centre with a range of different types of animals including Snakes, Lizard, Tortoises, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, an Owl and lots of creepy crawlies that are still hanging around after the Halloween celebrations, such as slimey snails, tickley spiders, scorpions and other teeney insects! There will also be an animal arts and crafts area where kids can draw, make and colour their favourite animals and bring their works of art home with them.Speaking about the event Derek Rusk, Centre Manager said, “At Manor West, family is very important to us. We really enjoy organising these types of events and seeing all the visitors to the centre enjoying a fun filled family day out. I think I might be even more excited about the mini zoo than some of the kids will be!”Kingdom Party Pals will be there on the day with Minnie and Mickey Mouse as well as Anna and Elsa among others, so don’t forget to take a picture and share it on the Manor West Facebook page. There will also be face painters, balloon modeller and ‘Tony Wonder The Magician’ with magic skills and illusions that will amaze visitors.For more information on Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park and upcoming events please visit www.manorwest.ie or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Wellness Information Exhibition For Manor West

May 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will host its second ‘Wellness on Your Doorstep’ information exhibition on Saturday, May 27th from 12 to 5pm. The successful exhibition will once again provide information to the local community and its visitors on organisations, services, sports clubs and the likes that are available […]

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Student Cian McGrath from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Co. Kerry is pictured at the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards in Dublin. RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott hosted the special awards ceremony at the Bord Gá

Tralee Teenager Among Winners At National Student Theatre Awards

May 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school student was among the winners at the the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2017 held on Wednesday in the  Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Over 1,700 students from 63 schools across Ireland attended the event where the top prize in the Best Dramatic Review category was bestowed […]

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Mommies on the runway wearing fashions from Hannons Castleisland at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show A Sellout Success (Part 1)

May 19, 2017 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS, parents and staff from Caherleaheen National School took to the catwalk for the first time last night and they didn’t disappoint, delivering a fantastic night of entertainment. With a sell out crowd of over 400 attendees at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the fashion show had everything. From the pre-schoolers to the nanas, the bravery […]

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John ‘Tweek’ Griffin Retires After Great Service To Kerry Team

John ‘Tweek’ Griffin Retires After Great Service To Kerry Team

May 19, 2017 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

JOHN ‘Tweek’ Griffin has retired from inter-county hurling after 15 years involved with the Kerry team. The 33-year-old Lixnaw clubman won a number of honours with Kerry over the years and was a huge inspiration to many with his skill and versatility in many positions on the field. In a […]

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Heritage Council Gives Funding Of €7,000 For Denny Street

Heritage Council Gives Funding Of €7,000 For Denny Street

May 19, 2017 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

A GRANT of €7,000 has been awarded under the Heritage Council Grants Scheme to help towards the revitalisation and rejuvenation of Denny Street, after an application by Tralee Chamber Alliance. The Heritage Council and the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys have today announced funding for a number of […]

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Seven Things To Do This Weekend

Seven Things To Do This Weekend

May 19, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Music, a talk show, a quiz, a walk in the woods…it’s the weekend. Get out and enjoy it…  Friday 1. Fleadh fun on the streets… Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí continues all weekend in town. Today sees a Street Entertainment competition, with the winners announced followed by performance of winning group in The Square at 7.30pm. […]

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Two Events To Help Raise Funds For Tina’s Treatment

Two Events To Help Raise Funds For Tina’s Treatment

May 18, 2017 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO events in Tralee and Causeway will take place on Friday, May 26 to help pay for medical help a Kilflynn teenager needs abroad. The events are being organized by ‘Tina’s Army’ a collection of volunteers who have come together from all walks of life to raise money and awareness of Tina McElligott’s […]

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From left to right.   Dara Donnelly, Denis Lynch,    Back Row . Dara Kearney, Adam Dineen, Charlie Fitzgerald, David O'Sullivan, Oisín O'Regan, with their teacher and coach Terence Dineen and John Brassil T.D.

Ballyheigue School Team Wins All-Ireland Gold In Draughts

May 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A TEAM from a school in Ballyheigue recently won gold in draughts in the All Ireland Community Games which took place in the National Sports Campus Dublin. The St Joseph’s NS Under 14 team was welcomed home on Sunday, May 7 as the people of Ballyheigue lined the street. The team was welcomed by […]

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Anne Courtney, Shannan Howe, Cora Lee Howe, Rebecca Howe, Denis Courtney, Katie Howe and Amanda Howe at the official opening of the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Begins With Concert At Rose Hotel

May 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE days of trad music and dance kicked off last night with a concert to mark the start of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí. It was very much a family affair as nine families from around the county took to the stage in the Rose Hotel for an event which was streamed […]

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Ellen Cooke, Lara Flynn, Sinead McKeown and Alison Lane at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Annual Awards Night At Mercy Mounthawk

May 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL awards season is in full swing at the moment. On Wednesday, students and their families gathered in the Mercy Mounthawk school gym to see awards handed out for academic and sporting achievements as well as for contribution to the school community. Because of the large student numbers at the school, First, […]

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Robert Mulhall, AIB’s Managing Director of Retail and Commercial Banking Ireland presents Colm Cooper, AIB’s Business Development Manager for Kerry with a specially commissioned hand-sculpted piece by Jarlath Daly.  They were attending a celebration of the All-Ireland inter-county and club championship winner’s career in Killarney’s Malton Hotel.  
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AIB Brings Kerry Legends Together to Celebrate Colm Cooper’s Inter-County CareerColm Cooper prepares to take on a new role with AIB17th May 2017 AIB hosted a gathering of Kerry GAA legends and customers last night to mark the inter-county retirement of gaelic footballer Colm Cooper. Colm who has worked with AIB since 2004, retired from inter-county GAA in April 2017 following a stellar career spanning 15 years. Rising to the challenge once again, Colm is taking on a new role as AIB’s Business Development Manager for Kerry, having worked in a national youth ambassador role previously. Speaking at the event, Robert Mulhall, AIB’s Managing Director of Retail and Commercial Banking Ireland said: “I am delighted to be here to celebrate Colm’s excellence in his GAA career and his continued excellence with the AIB team. In his new role as Business Development Manager for Kerry, Colm will work with our Kerry Local Market team to meet with business owners, deliver fantastic customer service and grow business across the county”.  At the event in Killarney’s Malton Hotel, Colm was presented with a specially commissioned hand-sculpted piece by Jarlath Daly. Other attendees on the night included GAA Ard Stiurthoir Paraic Duffy.

Colm Cooper Celebrated By AIB As He Takes On New Role

May 18, 2017 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

AIB hosted a star-studded event in The Malton Hotel in Killarney last night to mark Colm Cooper’s retirement inter-county football. Colm who has worked with AIB since 2004, retired from inter-county GAA in April 2017 following a stellar career spanning 15 years. Colm is now taking on a new role […]

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Gearóid O'Connor, winner of the Student of the Year award with Principal of CBS Anne O'Callaghan at the Leaving Certificate Students Awards. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Honours Its Leaving Cert Students At Annual Awards

May 18, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just weeks to the big exam, CBS The Green’s Leaving Certificate students gathered for the annual awards in the school yesterday. A number of awards were given for academic and sporting achievements to honour students for their hard work during the year. The big winner was Gearóid O’Connor who […]

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A site we got used tolast year in the summer months. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Water Quality At Our Beaches Is Excellent Says EPA

May 18, 2017 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was good news for beachgoers this morning as bathing water quality at the county’s identified bathing water sites is classified as ‘excellent’ in all cases. In a report published today, the Environmental Protection Agency found the standard of water quality at all of the 15 identified bathing water locations […]

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Two Kerry Houses Sell At Allsop Auction

Two Kerry Houses Sell At Allsop Auction

May 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry houses sold today at the latest Allsop online auction, with one of the properties almost fetching double the low end of the reserve price. There were over 140 properties for sale and just two were in Kerry. No.8 Sand Dune Cottages, Banna, had a reserve range of between €35,000 – €45,000 and after […]

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Musicians rehearsing before the opening of Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí at the Rose Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Days Of Fleadh Cheoil Kicks Off Tonight In Tralee

May 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will be awash with trad musicians over the next five days as the Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí comes to town for the second year in a row. The event is set to be a big economic boost to the town with thousands of visitors over the rest of the week. It […]

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Dáire Kennelly (second left) with Coach Jimmy Diggins of Tralee Imperials, teacher and assistant coach Lyndsey  Moriarty and teacher and coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Student Dáire Makes Irish Under 16 Basketball Squad

May 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a proud day for the Kennelly family and Mercy Mounthawk school when news emerged yesterday that a student had made an Irish basketball team. Third year student Dáire Kennelly, from Camp, made the final 12 of the Irish Under 16 team to travel to Sofia in Bulgaria this […]

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Presentation Secondary School TY students who received certificates to mark their involvement in the Children's Liturgy Programme at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church. Also included are teachers Norma Foley, Sheila O'Connell and Fr Patsy Lynch of St Brendan's. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Take Part In Children’s Liturgy Programme

May 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School students received certs today to mark their involvement with a children’s liturgy programme. The Transition Year students were involved as part of the school’s Faith In Action programme co-ordinated through the Religious Education department. “We had 35 students who participated in the children’s liturgy programme at Our Lady […]

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Walk And Talk In Ballyseedy Woods This Sunday For Mental Health Awareness

Walk And Talk In Ballyseedy Woods This Sunday For Mental Health Awareness

May 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

A WELL-KNOWN local mental health campaigner is organising an event in Ballyseedy Woods next Sunday to in support of the Green Ribbon campaign. Organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne, ‘Let’s Talk And Walk’ will take place at 3pm from the entrance to the woods (not far from Ballygarry House Hotel) and it’s an […]

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Lorcan O'Connor, Aisling O'Connell and Cian Shiels  at the ITT Creative Media Department Horizon Exhibit at the Education Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Curtain Falls For Students Of ITT Creative Media Department,

May 17, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

  By Cliona Lawton ITT Creative Writing for Digital Media Student LAST Thursday the Institute of Technology, Tralee’s Creative Media Department Horizon Exhibit took place in association with The Education Centre. Final year students from the Honours Degree Programmes in Creative Writing for Digital Media, TV, Radio and New Media […]

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Zoe O Connor, who is a finalist in the .eu Web Awards 2016

Zoe’s World: The Stressful Insanity Of Preparing For The Leaving Cert

May 17, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

HELLO, it’s me; your local leaving cert student. I’m not going to inform about how long it is to my leaving cert – because honestly I don’t want to think about it. Thank you to random passerbys who seem to think it is their duty to inform me that it […]

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Tralee Harriers Athletics Club

Tralee Harriers Athletics Club

May 16, 2017 at 5:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  Competition News The North Munster Schools Track Field championships were held last week, on Tuesday 9th, Ennis Track hosted the first day with UL Track hosting the Second day on Thursday 11th. Both days were blessed with very fine weather with several athletes gaining the much loathed farmers tan. […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 16, 2017 at 5:08 pm Comments are Disabled

Mens Results: Saturday 13th May  (Intermediate Scratch cup) 1st: Richard Rafferty (10)  81 Gross 2nd: Brian Monaghan (09) 82 Gross 3rd: Shane O’Sullivan (11) 84 Gross 4th: Gerry O’Shea (12)  85 Gross 1st  Nett : Derek O’Brien(16)  70 Nett 2nd Nett : Conor Corroon (15) 70 Nett CSS : 73 Sunday […]

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