Articles by: Dermot Crean

Tralee Credit Union

New Loan Scheme From Tralee Credit Union To Take On Moneylenders This Christmas

November 27, 2015 at 3:18 pm 1 comment

A NEW personal loan scheme that helps social welfare recipients is now available in Tralee Credit Union which intends on discouraging people turning to moneylenders. The ‘It Makes Sense Loan’ was launched on Thursday and is available from Tralee, Cois Sionna (Tarbert) and Killarney Credit Unions. The aim is to take […]

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Katie O'Donoghue and Akeem Molloy who organised the charity fight night in aid of the Miscarriage Association of Ireland at the BTS Fitness gym in Manor Park on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Akeem And Katie’s Fight Night Raises Over €3,000 For Miscarriage Service

November 27, 2015 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic crowd and atmosphere at BTS Fitness last night for a special fight night fundraiser which raised well over €3,000. The event was the brainchild of Akeem Molloy and his partner Katie Donoghue, who suffered a miscarriage last year and therefore decided to raise funds for the Miscarriage Association […]

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Interested In Becoming A Garda? They’re Recruiting For 600 New Members

Interested In Becoming A Garda? They’re Recruiting For 600 New Members

November 27, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

IF you’re thinking of a career in An Garda Síochána, then now is a good time to apply. They have just announced a recruitment campaign for 600 new members in 2016. “We’ve always attracted way more applicants than available positions,” Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan said today. “We want to build on that, attracting people from […]

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Gaelcholáiste Girls Win At National Scifest Awards

Gaelcholáiste Girls Win At National Scifest Awards

November 27, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

YOU may have seen the Six-One news earlier this month and the feature on the national Scifest Awards which took place in Marino, Dublin. If you did, you will have seen the amazing project by three young women on harnessing wave energy and reducing coastal erosion. What you may not have realised […]

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Tralee Goes ‘Black Friday’ Crazy As Businesses Offer Bargains

Tralee Goes ‘Black Friday’ Crazy As Businesses Offer Bargains

November 26, 2015 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Advertorial AREN’T we gone all American these days? You can’t go online, listen to the radio or open a newspaper in the past few days without ‘Black Friday’ assaulting the senses. The US tradition of the Friday after Thanksgiving being the busiest shopping day of the year, has reached Ireland over […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In The St Pat’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Meet The Contestants In The St Pat’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’

November 26, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE rehearsals are in full swing now ahead of the St Pat’s Strictly Come Dancing event next week. The 12 couples will take to the stage in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday, December 4 in a fundraiser to help pay for their new astro-turf pitch and they’re being put through […]

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Caherleaheen Pupil To Switch On The Lights With ‘Star’

Caherleaheen Pupil To Switch On The Lights With ‘Star’

November 26, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

A CAHERLEAHEEN pupil will have the honour of switching on the Christmas lights this Saturday with Kieran Donaghy. Tralee Chamber Alliance ran a colouring competition in most of the primary schools in the Tralee area from Derryquay to Ardfert where the children had to colour in an image. The prize was that the winning artist […]

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Finally, A Guilt-Free Excuse For Tucking Into A Big Mac In Tralee This Weekend

Finally, A Guilt-Free Excuse For Tucking Into A Big Mac In Tralee This Weekend

November 25, 2015 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you’re heading for a treat to McDonald’s in Tralee this Saturday, your guilt at tucking into that Big Mac might be assuaged by the fact your contributing to a very worthy cause. McHappy Day takes place at McDonald’s restaurants nationwide on Saturday, November 28 where €1 from every Big Mac […]

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PHOTOS: Legendary Tralee Runner Honoured At Run The Kingdom Awards Night

PHOTOS: Legendary Tralee Runner Honoured At Run The Kingdom Awards Night

November 25, 2015 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE athlete who has enjoyed a stellar career in running was honoured at the Run The Kingdom Awards in the Fels Point Hotel last night. John Griffin received the Hall of Fame Award at the event which saw numerous awards handed out to participants. The 1988 and 1989 Dublin City Marathon […]

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How The Award Was Won: What The Failte Ireland Judges Said About Tralee

How The Award Was Won: What The Failte Ireland Judges Said About Tralee

November 25, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE was named the Best Large Tourism town in Ireland at the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns earlier today (see story here), so what impressed judges so much that we were awarded the honour? Here’s the judges’ comments on the town and it makes for great reading… • The impression and reality […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Wins Top Tourism Town In Ireland Award

November 25, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

IN fantastic news for the town, Tralee has won the top tourism town in Ireland at the Fáilte Ireland Tourism Towns awards. Tralee beat off neighbours Killarney and the two other nominees in the Best Large Town category to claim the prize. It’s an incredible boost to tourism and richly deserved considering the amount of effort […]

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Orlagh Winters: There Are Times When We All Need Someone To Talk To

Orlagh Winters: There Are Times When We All Need Someone To Talk To

November 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are times in everyone’s life that they need a listening ear, be it due to stress, bereavement or indeed just life itself. Unfortunately there is still a stigma attached to the idea that anyone would need to see a counsellor. I don’t understand why, because counsellors are highly trained […]

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Katie Guiney, Edona Neziri, Noreen Guiney and Noreen Kissane at the ITT Travel and Adventure Tourism Management students' charity race night at The Greyhound Bar on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students Raise Funds For Homeless Charity At Race Night

November 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee students enjoyed a night at the races in The Greyhound Bar on Tuesday night, all for a great cause. It was organised by students from the Travel and Adventure Tourism Management course at the college as Marguerite O’Brien from Ballylongford explained. “As part of our events management module […]

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Mary Rose Cantillon AIB, Mairead Moriarty, Ashmore Learning Solutions, Hannah Flynn, Flynn's Dental Care and Siobhan Barrett AIB Tralee, at the AIB lunch for women in business at Ballyseede Castle Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

SPONSORED: AIB Hosts Event For Women In Business

November 25, 2015 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

AIB hosted a lunch event for women in business on Tuesday. The event in Ballyseede Castle shared findings from research the bank has undertaken on the barriers that women face when setting up a business and heard insights from the invited guests on how the bank could support women to set up and grow […]

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Ten Refugee Families To Arrive In Tralee In Early December

Ten Refugee Families To Arrive In Tralee In Early December

November 25, 2015 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

TEN refugee families from Lebanon will be arriving in Tralee in the coming weeks as part of the national resettlement programme. Two more families will be housed in Killarney, while a further 17 families will arrive in Kerry early next year. The interagency team – comprising Kerry County Council, Tralee […]

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Gardai Seek To Trace Female Driver Involved In Hit And Run Incident

Gardai Seek To Trace Female Driver Involved In Hit And Run Incident

November 25, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are seeking the public’s assistance in tracing a female driver involved in a hit and run incident just outside town on Monday. The driver is said to be a woman with blonde hair, aged in her 30s, driving a dark coloured Alfa Romeo vehicle. This vehicle was involved in a […]

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PHOTOS: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

PHOTOS: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

November 24, 2015 at 10:06 pm Comments are Disabled

IT may have been a miserable, rainy Tuesday night in the county capital but this certainly cheered us up. The Christmas lights were turned on in The Mall, Denny Street and Castle Street and it looks fantastic. It’s obviously a warm-up ahead of the official switching on the lights by […]

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Daniel O’Donnell To Greet Fans At INEC When Concert Tickets Go On Sale

Daniel O’Donnell To Greet Fans At INEC When Concert Tickets Go On Sale

November 24, 2015 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE ‘S good news for fans of Daniel O’Donnell as it’s been announced the Donegal crooner is set for a string of dates in Kerry next year. He returns to the stage at the INEC Killarney for shows on August 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th and 14th and the man himself will be there to […]

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Presentation Students Step Into The Dragons Den

Presentation Students Step Into The Dragons Den

November 24, 2015 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School, Tralee hosted their annual Dragons Den session in the school on Wednesday last. It was a very successful event with 52 students pitching their ideas to a number of Dragons in the school. The ‘Dragons’ were Margaret Brick, CEO Connect Magazine, Fiona Leahy Business Adviser & Co-ordinator, Kerry Enterprise, Melanie […]

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INMO Staff In KGH Emergency Department To Take Strike Action Next Month

INMO Staff In KGH Emergency Department To Take Strike Action Next Month

November 24, 2015 at 1:10 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), working in the Emergency Department in Kerry General Hospital and in all of the country’s hospitals, have voted for a campaign of industrial action, including strike action, in protest at continuing overcrowding and inadequate staffing levels. In the recent ballot, over 92% of members voted in […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students attending Tralee Credit Union’s Prizegiving Night with Ellie The Elephant, Roisin Lynch, Cillian O’Regan and Elisha Buckley.

PHOTOS: Tralee Credit Union Honours Youth At Awards Ceremony

November 24, 2015 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 150 people attended Tralee Credit Union’s prize giving event dedicated to young people on Friday night in Manor West Hotel. Presentations were made to students from primary, secondary and third level for Tralee Credit Union’s Annual Art Competition, their Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards and Schools Credit Union in […]

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Dynamos To Honour Kerry Soccer Legend Joe This Sunday

Dynamos To Honour Kerry Soccer Legend Joe This Sunday

November 23, 2015 at 8:05 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY soccer hero is set to be honoured next Sunday when the Tralee Dynamos club organises ‘The Legends Game’ at 12 noon in Cahermoneen. It’s all for Joe Flynn from Rahoonane, who has made the news recently for speaking so frankly, honestly and courageously about his battle against terminal cancer. Dynamos is inviting […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

November 23, 2015 at 6:06 pm Comments are Disabled

SCÓR: The Scór County Final was held in Killarney racecourse on Friday 20th November.Na Gaeil had participants in four categories; The Léiriú; the Recitation; the Ballad Group;  and the Solo Singing. The standard this year was phenomenally high and all four had excellent performances with the Léiriú managing to secure a county […]

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St Pats

St Pat’s GAA Club News

November 23, 2015 at 5:56 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto: There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 06, 11, 21 & 23. The five €30 consolation prizes went to Dan O Sullivan Mounthawk, Helen Kelliher Annagh, Carmel Moloney The Spa, Billy Foley Casement’s Avenue and Patsy Bowler Blennerville. Next […]

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Kieran Donaghy in action yesterday. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Austin Stacks GAA Club News

November 23, 2015 at 5:53 pm Comments are Disabled

CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Our thanks to everyone who generously supported our Annual Church Gate Collection at the weekend, and to all our Collectors who, as usual, gave their free time on Saturday night and Sunday morning to do the collection. SENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 0-15; St. Michaels Foilmore 1-2. Played amidst […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

November 23, 2015 at 4:58 pm Comments are Disabled

LOTTO The lotto was held in Ballygarry on Monday 16th November 2015 for a jackpot of €9,200.  Numbers drawn were. 16,23,25,27.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Michelle Counihan, Kielduff 2. Irene Heffernan, Cahir 3. Kathleen Brosnan, Arabella 4. S O Connor, Na Gaeil 5. Bryan Kearney, Tralee Sellers […]

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Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

November 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Bag packing day Sat Nov 28: There will be a bag packing day in Garvey’s on Sat Nov 28th. The purchase of two (2) sets of Camogie jerseys has been approved; all funds raised will go towards those jerseys. Please contact any Camogie mentor if you can help us fill […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

November 23, 2015 at 4:44 pm 1 comment

MONSTER BINGO John Mitchels will be holding their first Monster Bingo at their fabulous complex at Ballyseedy on Sunday November 29th from 3.00 – 6.00 p.m. This is a fundraising exercise by the Club and all support would be greatly appreciated. Prize money of €4,000 including a Jackpot of €1,000 […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

November 23, 2015 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

FAOI 8/6/10: Sunday December 6th is the big day for the presentations of medals and certificates for the Under 6/8/10 boys. Ócáid thábhachtach is ea lá mór Bhronnadh na mBonn is na dTeastas. We look forward to a great evening! An Charraig go deo na ndeor! FAOI 14/15: The Under […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

November 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Senior Club AGM The Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday the 27th of November at 7.30pm in the Bistro at the club. Coaching and Development With ever increasing playing numbers at all ages in the Club we are always anxious to ensure that every player is given the best […]

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