Articles by: Dermot Crean

Young Tralee Horse Trainer Enjoys Dream Start To Career

Young Tralee Horse Trainer Enjoys Dream Start To Career

July 18, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE man has had a dream start to his horse training career when one of the world’s biggest owners purchased two of the horses he is training. Twenty-six-year-old Michael O’Callaghan is in just his first full season with a licence and now Sheikh Fahad Al Thani’s Qatar Racing and Pearl Bloodstock […]

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Ciara O'Connor, Brid Stackpoole, Abbeyfeale, Trish Murray and Caoimhe Dineen, West Cork at the Dawn Dairies Ladies Day at Killarney Racecourse on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Glamour From Ladies Day In Killarney

July 17, 2015 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were some heavy showers, but it didn’t stop thousands turning up at Killarney Racecourse for a very stylish ladies day. Women from all over the county (including many from Tralee) and beyond looked amazing at the picturesque course with many quaffing some bubbly and soaking up the atmosphere on […]

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VIDEO: The People Have Their Say On Tralee Looking For ‘City’ Status

VIDEO: The People Have Their Say On Tralee Looking For ‘City’ Status

July 17, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

MAYOR of Tralee, Tom McEllistrim, has stated that one of his priorities for the year is securing city status for the town. He said he hoped to achieve this under the ‘Living City Initiative’ which is designed to get cities back on their feet following the recession and to attract business back into the […]

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Big Changes To Kerry Team For The Replay

Big Changes To Kerry Team For The Replay

July 16, 2015 at 8:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE have been a number of changes to the Kerry team for the Munster final replay against Cork on Saturday, most notably that Kerins O’Rahilly’s Barry John Keane loses his place on the starting 15. There are four changes in all from the side that faced Cork on July 5, while it’s also […]

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Edel Is Crowned Queen Of Fashion At Ladies Day In Killarney

Edel Is Crowned Queen Of Fashion At Ladies Day In Killarney

July 16, 2015 at 7:51 pm Comments are Disabled

Edel Crowley wearing in pink wearing dress from @PHOENIX_VIRE in facts wins #LadiesDay pic.twitter.com/CYi3tUK5T1 — Ladies Day (@LadiesDayIre) July 16, 2015 A KENMARE lady was crowned the Dawn Dairies Best Dressed Lady at Ladies Day at Killarney Racecourse on Thursday, as hundreds of stylish women looked their best for the glamorous occasion. […]

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There’s Been More Work Done On The Slieve Mish Mural

There’s Been More Work Done On The Slieve Mish Mural

July 16, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

LAST month we told you about the great mural on the side of the Slieve Mish Bar and how it was still a work in progress (see previous story here). Well there’s been considerable progress to it since – as we realised when passing on Wednesday – and it’s really […]

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PHOTOS: Paddy Mac’s New Bar Begins To Take Shape

PHOTOS: Paddy Mac’s New Bar Begins To Take Shape

July 15, 2015 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE lads at Paddy Mac’s on The Mall have posted up a couple of photos as their new bar around the corner takes shape. The bar, which has yet to be given a name, is situated at the old Baily’s Corner on Ashe Street and it’s expected to be open within […]

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Chamber Cooking Up A Great Programme For Tralee Food Festival This September

Chamber Cooking Up A Great Programme For Tralee Food Festival This September

July 15, 2015 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the huge success of the Dingle Food Festival and the Listowel Food Fair over the past number of years, it only makes sense that Tralee should have its own cuisine celebration. Well Tralee Chamber Alliance is in the process of organising the town’s first food festival with the aim of showcasing the town […]

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Hurling: Who’ll Emerge From Sunday’s Feast Of Championship Hurling?

Hurling: Who’ll Emerge From Sunday’s Feast Of Championship Hurling?

July 15, 2015 at 11:14 am 1 comment

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, looks at the feast of Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship hurling action on the way this Sunday… Crotta O’Neill’s v Kilmoyley, Causeway 1.30pm Kilmoyley are riding high at the top of the County Hurling League and are seeking to get over the hurdle posed […]

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Matchgoers Asked To Refrain From Using The Franciscan Friary As A Toilet

Matchgoers Asked To Refrain From Using The Franciscan Friary As A Toilet

July 15, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re heading to the Kerry v Cork match in Killarney on Saturday, don’t use the Franciscan Friary as a toilet. This is the fairly basic request from Fr Padraig Breheny of the order, who wrote to Cllr Danny Healy Rae to tell him that ten men were caught short while […]

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The Fashion Event Of The Year Is Coming To The Dome

July 15, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S set to be the fashion event of the year in Kerry with hundreds expected at The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Fashion Show in the Festival Dome on Sunday, August 16. The main attraction this year will be a salute to Irish designers, Irish fashion and Irish craft to celebrate Irish […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Summer So I’m Gonna Make The Most Of It

Zoe’s World: It’s Summer So I’m Gonna Make The Most Of It

July 15, 2015 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

ALRIGHT. Let’s just call a spade a spade here and address the fact that the weather has been far from pleasant around here recently. I know what you’re thinking, “no surprise there, it is Ireland after all”. But the fact of the matter is that it’s the middle of July […]

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Brave Campaigner And Inspirational Lady, Jackie Crowe, Passes Away

Brave Campaigner And Inspirational Lady, Jackie Crowe, Passes Away

July 14, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  JACKIE Crowe, who went on TV last year to highlight how economic conditions are affecting Ireland’s healthcare system, has died. The Ballyheigue lady passed away last night at the age of 51. She appeared on a TV3 documentary in May, 2014 where she described her battle against a rare form of cancer, Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and […]

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Forget The Crap Weather, Here’s A Sign Fun Times Are On The Way

Forget The Crap Weather, Here’s A Sign Fun Times Are On The Way

July 14, 2015 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

OK, the weather may be awful and the summers of the past two years haven’t materialised this year (yet!), but there’s a reminder in the town centre that fun times are on the way. We’ve noticed that the Rose of Tralee festival lights are being set up at the moment, which […]

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Orlagh Winters: Why Is It A Mortal Sin To Have An Opinion On A Bold Child?

Orlagh Winters: Why Is It A Mortal Sin To Have An Opinion On A Bold Child?

July 14, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

HAVE you ever uttered the words “that wouldn’t happen in my day”? Well I certainly have and I almost immediately laughed at it, as they were not words that I ever thought I would hear myself  say. Without sounding like a grumpy old bat, there is something that I have […]

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Hurling: Lixnaw To Get Over Ballyheigue Challenge In Championship Opener

Hurling: Lixnaw To Get Over Ballyheigue Challenge In Championship Opener

July 14, 2015 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, previews the opening match in the Garveys Supervalu Senior Hurling Championship, which gets underway this weekend… Friday Lixnaw v Ballyheigue, Tom Healy Park, Abbeydorney, 7pm Abbeydorney is one of the five North Kerry venues to be selected to host the hurling championship games during the […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

July 13, 2015 at 10:01 pm Comments are Disabled

FAOI 6: (i) Football on Sunday morning at 11am. (ii) Our evening Under 6 football sessions will continue at 5.45pm on Thursday i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. FAOI 8/9/10: Diaries at the ready! The band hits the road! Football fun for all in the weeks ahead!! Ar aghaidh linn, mar sin! […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Actor Tim Murphy Gets All Medieval On Us In First Look At New Series

VIDEO: Tralee Actor Tim Murphy Gets All Medieval On Us In First Look At New Series

July 13, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

A FIRST look at the latest show featuring Tralee actor Timothy V Murphy has just been released and it looks like fans of all things medieval will be pleased (see video below). Oakpark native Tim spent much of spring shooting ‘The Bastard Executioner’ in Wales – where filming is still […]

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Get Rid Of That Banjaxed Telly At Free Recycling Events Around The County

Get Rid Of That Banjaxed Telly At Free Recycling Events Around The County

July 13, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re looking to get rid of that broken toaster or banjaxed TV then you can get rid of them for free next month. The European Recycling Platform (ERP), in association with Kerry County Council, are to hold free electrical recycling events in Tralee, Rathmore, Dingle and Kenmare. The Tralee event […]

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Cathal Flaherty, Eve O'Donoghue and Brendan Fuller at the Radio Kerry Staff Summer BBQ at The Courtyard in Benners Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Radio Kerry Staff Celebrate 25 Years On Air At Summer BBQ

July 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE rain stayed away in The Courtyard of Benners Hotel as Radio Kerry threw a summer barbecue for staff to celebrate a marvellous milestone. On Tuesday, the Kerry institution turns 25 with a series of celebrations and competitions planned over the next few weeks. Continued below… Of course a company […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Dish For All The Runners Out There

The Chef’s Table: A Dish For All The Runners Out There

July 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies, has a tasty dish for runners!… With Run Killarney taking place next weekend and the Rose of Tralee 10k a month away, I thought I would share a tasty dish that will be great for the days coming up to the […]

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Roger Harty: Two Dangerous Words – “I Know”

Roger Harty: Two Dangerous Words – “I Know”

July 12, 2015 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

  I WAS doing a course many years ago when the tutor came in one night and informed us that the two most dangerous words in the English language when used together are “I know”. I must admit that my first reaction was that of being a little indignant (if […]

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Conor Foley and Teresa Ferris along with the other competitors of the Blue Collar Boxing Night for Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Politicians, Radio DJs And Sports Stars To Put Up Their Dukes For Charity

July 11, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 40 sluggers are in training to get in the ring for a great event for charity next month. The Festival Dome will host The White Collar Boxing event in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group in conjunction with St Margaret’s Boxing Club Pembroke Street on Thursday, August 13 at 7.45pm. Continued […]

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PHOTOS: ‘Home And Away’ Star Calls Into St John Of Gods On Kerry Visit

PHOTOS: ‘Home And Away’ Star Calls Into St John Of Gods On Kerry Visit

July 11, 2015 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

AN Australian soap star was in Kerry yesterday and people got pretty excited. Nic Westaway, who plays Kyle Braxton in Home And Away, was making a personal appearance at The Stretford End Bar in Causeway last night. Continued below… But he also found time to call into St John of […]

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Irish Stars Come Down For Summer Cabaret Season In The Gleneagle

Irish Stars Come Down For Summer Cabaret Season In The Gleneagle

July 11, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THE famous Gleneagle Summer Cabaret returns this July and August and this year as always features the best of Irish entertainment. Every night from July through August the legendary Gleneagle Hotel Ballroom is occupied by a stalwart of the Irish entertainment industry. Brendan Shine returns every Tuesday night to help […]

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FINANCE: Buying A Car? It’s Worth Checking Out Tralee Credit Union’s Loan Rates

July 11, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Advertorial If you are thinking of changing your car this month it’s worth checking out Tralee Credit Union’s low-rate motor loan. Tralee Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin have just reduced their Motor Loan Rate to their lowest rate ever of 6.5% (6.7% APR). This low rate is available […]

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Lixnaw To Begin Title Defence Next Weekend In A Feast Of Championship Hurling

Lixnaw To Begin Title Defence Next Weekend In A Feast Of Championship Hurling

July 10, 2015 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHILE most of the attention will be focussed on the footballers of Kerry on Saturday week, for much of north Kerry it’ll be hurling that takes centre stage. The dates and times for the opening round of the Garveys Supervalu Senior Hurling Championship were finalised yesterday and sees champions Lixnaw kicking […]

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Some Kerry Properties Make Over Double Their Reserves At Dublin Auction

Some Kerry Properties Make Over Double Their Reserves At Dublin Auction

July 10, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

A BUILDING on Rock Street sold at an auction in Dublin yesterday at its reserve of €5o,000, but many other Kerry properties sold for over double their asking prices. The building which used to house the Loramar gift shop, next to Linnane’s Bar, was sold at the Allsop Auction in the RDS on Thursday at […]

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Over €1.6m In Illegal Drugs Seized In Kerry In Five Years

Over €1.6m In Illegal Drugs Seized In Kerry In Five Years

July 10, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €1.6m in illegal drugs has been seized in Kerry in a five year period according to details released to a Kerry TD by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald. Fine Gael TD for Kerry South, Brendan Griffin, has said that the seizure of over €1.6 million worth of illegal […]

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VIDEO: Tadhg Dances A Jig All Over The Kingdom In Bid For €5,000 Prize

VIDEO: Tadhg Dances A Jig All Over The Kingdom In Bid For €5,000 Prize

July 9, 2015 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  TADHG Fleming is well known in Tralee social media circles thanks to the many videos on his facebook page. One of the Tralee man’s most recent clips required a lot more effort though, as in his bid to win €5,000 first prize in a Radio Kerry competition, he travelled the length […]

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