Articles by: Dermot Crean

Ballymacelligott GAA News

Ballymacelligott GAA News

October 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm Comments are Disabled

LOTTO The Lotto draw was held in O Riadas Bar on Monday, 29th September 2014. Numbers drawn were 5,12,14, 17. There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Yvonne O Mahony, Scartaglin 2. Rose McCarthy, Ballymac 3. Paddy Joe Bailey, Rathanny 4. Regina Goggins, Chuethall 5. Anna G Leen, Chutehall Sellers […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA

Tralee Parnells GAA

October 5, 2014 at 8:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Fitzgerald Stadium Camogie Tournament Fitzgerald Stadium and Dr. Crokes were the venues for the under 8, 10 and 12/13 Blitz games in Killarney on Saturday 4th of October. With all 4 Kerry Camogie clubs, along with he visiting teams of Millstreet, St. Colum’s and Clonakilty travelling up from Cork, there […]

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Lixnaw Crowned Minor Hurling Champions

Lixnaw Crowned Minor Hurling Champions

October 5, 2014 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, on the minor hurling championship final played yesterday in Abbeydorney Lixnaw 3-18 South Kerry 1-9 Lixnaw completed leg one of a possible double of minor and senior hurling championship titles, when they completely out classed a gallant South Kerry outfit in Abbeydorney on Saturday afternoon. […]

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Noreen Murphy and Nuala O’Sullivan presenting €502.50 raised from the Hospice Coffee Morning held at Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa to Dan Galvin Kerry Hospice Foundation.

Ballygarry Coffee Morning Fundraiser Raises Over €500 For Kerry Hospice

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE staff of Ballygarry House Hotel handed over a cheque to the Kerry Hospice recently. The funds were raised at a coffee morning held on Thursday, September 18 and two members of staff handed over the cheque to Dan Galvin of Kerry Hospice this week. Continued below… The therapists at Nádúr […]

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The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

The Chef’s Table: Cooking Without Salt. A Chef’s Nightmare?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

Our food writer, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies asks is cooking without salt really a nightmare for chefs? OK, as I chef there is one thing I love in food, and it is the correct amount of salt. Under-seasoned food can be bland and I often see people […]

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Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG man came into my office recently knowing that I had an interest in the whole area of meditation and asked me ’what is it and what is it all about?’ I was just about to launch into an enthusiastic reply when he started to speak. I will never forget […]

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Winters Is Coming: Orlagh Opens Christmas Display Company At Horan Centre

Winters Is Coming: Orlagh Opens Christmas Display Company At Horan Centre

October 4, 2014 at 9:12 am 1 comment

WINTERS Display, an innovative new Christmas display company, will open this month in a customised 8,000 sq ft showroom in the Horan Centre, Tralee. Owned and managed by TraleeToday.ie’s style columnist, Orlagh Winters, who has over 20 years experience in the international display industry, the company will offer consultancy and installation of […]

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Chris Murray: Foreign Earnings Tax Deduction

Chris Murray: Foreign Earnings Tax Deduction

October 4, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

I AM regularly approached by individuals who have been employed by an Irish company but have to work abroad as part of their job regarding the tax implications. For the tax years 2012, 2013 and 2014, employees who carry out part of the duties of their employment in Brazil, Russia, […]

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Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

Special Musical Treat For Official Opening Of Film Festival

October 4, 2014 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the screenings gets underway on Saturday, the 15th annual Kerry Film Festival will be officially opened in Siamsa Tire on Sunday, at 7:30pm with special guests and a wine reception. To mark the special anniversary the Festival has partnered with IFI National to present a new score for three O’Kalem films written by Irish Composer Bernard […]

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At The Omniplex: Miss ‘Gone Girl’ At Your Peril!

At The Omniplex: Miss ‘Gone Girl’ At Your Peril!

October 4, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

‘Gone Girl’ By John Lyons RECENTLY I was reading an interview with David Fincher on ‘Little White Lies’ website. He was promoting his newest film, ‘Gone Girl’. In the comments section, one comment simply read: “The wait for Gone Girl is getting excruciating.” Absolutely. Fincher is one of the finest […]

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Jim McGuinness Steps Down As Donegal Coach

Jim McGuinness Steps Down As Donegal Coach

October 3, 2014 at 11:51 pm Comments are Disabled

JUST under two weeks after defeat to Kerry in the All-Ireland Final, Jim McGuinness has stepped down from his role as coach of the Donegal senior team. In a statement released by Donegal GAA, it stated that McGuinness has stepped down from the job as manager with immediate effect. The news will […]

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Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

Radio Kerry Wins Local Station Of The Year At PPI Awards

October 3, 2014 at 11:29 pm Comments are Disabled

RADIO Kerry has won the Local Radio Station Of The Year Award at the PPI awards on Friday night. The Oscars of the radio industry, the Phonographic Performance Ireland awards were held at a lavish ceremony in Lyrath Castle Kilkenny. This is the second award for Radio Kerry after ‘Terrace Talk’ […]

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Weeshie’s ‘Terrace Talk’ Wins Prestigious PPI Award

Weeshie’s ‘Terrace Talk’ Wins Prestigious PPI Award

October 3, 2014 at 10:33 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Terrace Talk’ programme has scooped the Gold in the category of the ‘Best Sports Programme of the Year’ at the prestigious PPI Awards held on Friday night in Lyrath Castle, Kilkenny. The PPI’s are the ‘Oscars’ of the radio world and the Weeshie Fogarty-presented show was up against such well-known programmes as […]

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Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

October 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has decided to cut 16 inches off her hair to help out cancer patients. Sarah Burke from Ballymac, who works in the cosmetics department in Sam McCauley’s Chemists in Manor West, chopped off her locks to donate to Recovery Haven, where the hair will be used in making […]

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Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

Tralee Woman Writes Book On History Of Irish Dance

October 3, 2014 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW book on the history of dance in Ireland was launched last night at Siamsa Tire. Written by lecturer in performing arts and cultural studies at IT Tralee, Dr Sharon Phelan, ‘Dance in Ireland: Steps, Stages and Stories’, was launched by Pat Ahern, founding director of the national folk theatre. […]

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Abbie’s Wish Comes True With Dream New York Shopping Trip

Abbie’s Wish Comes True With Dream New York Shopping Trip

October 3, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG Tralee woman enjoyed the trip of a lifetime last week when she flew with her family to New York courtesy of the Make A Wish Foundation. Abbie O’Sullivan, from Ballyseedy, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes four years ago and the 16 year old Mercy Mounthawk student has a […]

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Pedestrian Hit By Car On Dan Spring Road

Pedestrian Hit By Car On Dan Spring Road

October 3, 2014 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were delays on the Dan Spring Road this morning after a male pedestrian was hit by a car shortly before 9am. Emergency services attended the scene and the person is being treated at Kerry General Hospital. His injuries are not life threatening. The road has reopened to traffic.

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Denise Bourke of Divas and Dudes, Margaret Brick of Connect Publications, Deputy Michael Healy Rae, JP Brick and Lisa Geaney of Divas and Dudes, at the launch party for 'Connect' Magazine in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Margaret’s ‘Connections’ Turn Up For A Great Party

October 3, 2014 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed house in Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Thursday night for the official launch of ‘Connect’ Magazine. The monthly lifestyle publication, the brainchild of Tralee woman Margaret Brick, has been running for six months now and 10,000 copies are distributed all over the county. Family, friends, clients and staff […]

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Actress With Tralee Link For Hollywood Movie

Actress With Tralee Link For Hollywood Movie

October 2, 2014 at 2:30 pm 1 comment

A DINGLE actress, whose father hailed from Tralee, has landed the female lead in Hollywood movie. Charlotte Peters will star as the lead in ‘A Winter’s Dream’ which begins shooting in this month. The actress is the daughter of Susan and the late Joseph O’Connor who hailed from Ard Na […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Smartphone App May Help Parking Issue Says FF Councillor

October 2, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

A FIANNA Fail county councillor is proposing that the authority pilot a new scheme where people can pay their parking ticket over the phone using an app, rather than having to rush back to their car to renew their tickets. Cllr Norma Foley is bringing the issue up at the next meeting of […]

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Cork Firm To Branch Out Into Tralee

Cork Firm To Branch Out Into Tralee

October 2, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

A CORK-BASED firm, Sheehy and Manning Financial, is to open an office in Tralee in the next few weeks. The company will launch their Kerry expansion at a seminar on this Friday in the Meadowlands Hotel. The ‘Sheehy’ in the company is Mike Sheehy from Tralee and along with Breon […]

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Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

Fourteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys on Wednesday In KGH

October 1, 2014 at 4:09 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCORDING to the Trolleywatch figures supplied by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, there were 14 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital on Wednesday. This is the highest figure since September 15, when there was the record number of 16, the most since the INMO started keeping records nine […]

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Pa Daly out the back of his offices in 23 Rock Street where a tannery was once located. Photo by Dermot Crean

Town Estate Should Be Exempt From Water Charges Says Daly

October 1, 2014 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has said there is huge anger in St. Brendan’s Park in Tralee over the introduction of water charges despite high levels of lead in the water found over the past few months. Cllr. Daly said that one house in the estate was recently found […]

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NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

NAMA May Sell Fels Point Hotel As A Going Concern

October 1, 2014 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

IT is being reported that NAMA is considering selling the Fels Point Hotel. Bookings and jobs would not be affected as the hotel, located on the Dan Spring Road, would be sold as a going concern. The state body says the sales of five Irish property portfolios worth around 600 million euro, […]

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Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on running… Running is an ancient sport and has it origins as far back as 490BC when Pheidippides ran the first ever marathon as a wartime messenger for the Greeks. It is a very primal and effective form of exercise and one to which […]

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Derek Rusk Manager Manor Shopping Cnt Tralee , Corrie Rodgers Tralee and Teresa Foley Tralee Pictured at the Manor West Retail Park.jpg

Looking Forward To Foodies’ Heaven In Manor West

October 1, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE hugely popular ‘Taste of Kerry’ event returns to Manor West Retail Park this month with food artisans from all over the county showing their wares. The event will take place on Saturday/Sunday, October 11/12 and will run from noon to 6pm on both days. Among the producers who will have stands at the […]

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A Wild Time For Entrepreneurs In IT Tralee

A Wild Time For Entrepreneurs In IT Tralee

October 1, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE innovative Wild Atlantic Startup event (WASup) is on its way to Kerry on Friday October 17th. WASup Kerry will be run in association with the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (CEED) at Institute of Technology, Tralee Friday. WASup is the brainchild of Shane McCarthy, CEO of BlueChief, which […]

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Drugs Worth €16k Found In Ballyseedy Area

Drugs Worth €16k Found In Ballyseedy Area

October 1, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

DRUGS with an estimated value of €16k were found in the Ballyseedy area last week. On Thursday last, members of the Kerry Divisional Drugs Unit, acting on confidential information, uncovered the suspected amphetamines weighing over a kilo, in an area of woodland on the outskirts of town, near a popular walking and jogging […]

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Confirmed: Tommy Walsh Is Coming Home

Confirmed: Tommy Walsh Is Coming Home

October 1, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

TOMMY WALSH has confirmed he is leaving the Sydney Swans and coming home to Tralee. The former Kerry star told Sydney Swans TV he is leaving and returning to Ireland at the end of 2014. “I’ll be going back to my club Kerins O’Rahilly’s and I don’t know, but maybe Kerry […]

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Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

October 1, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

I BELIEVE in buying more expensive things. I believe in spending that extra bit of money on something, purely because I know that it will last. You would think that would be okay. A lot of people however, don’t seem to share the same views. When someone asks you where you […]

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