Articles by: Dermot Crean

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

December 5, 2016 at 5:12 pm Comments are Disabled

Player Safety – Helmets: The GAA would like to remind all players at all levels in all Hurling Games and Hurling Practice Sessions it is mandatory for, and the responsibility of, each individual player to wear a helmet with a facial guard that meets the standards set out in IS:335 […]

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John Mitchels GAA Club News

John Mitchels GAA Club News

December 5, 2016 at 5:08 pm Comments are Disabled

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: The Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in Champers Club House, John Joe Sheehy Road on Saturday December 10th at 1.00 p.m. Tickets are on sale in O’Donoghues Chemist, Boherbee at a cost of €10 each. This will entitle all party goers a Three Course […]

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Tralee-Based Travel Management Company Wins Top Award

Tralee-Based Travel Management Company Wins Top Award

December 5, 2016 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-based Portman Travel has scooped one of Ireland’s most prestigious travel awards. Portman Travel, based at Monavalley, won Best TMC at the ITM Business Travel Awards Ireland, which were held at the Westin Hotel, Dublin in late November. The award recognised the business’s investment in new technology, its retention of […]

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Kieran Donaghy’s Book Wins Sports Book Of The Year

Kieran Donaghy’s Book Wins Sports Book Of The Year

December 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy’s ‘What Do You Think Of That’ won the Eir Sports Book Of The Year award this afternoon. Donaghy beat off competition from the likes of Paul O’Connell and Rob Heffernan to win the award which was announced in Dublin earlier.  The winner receives a €1,500 cash prize, a specially commissioned […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance After Burglary In Tralee

Gardaí Seek Public’s Assistance After Burglary In Tralee

December 5, 2016 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are seeking help from the public after a burglary last Thursday in Stacks Villas. The incident happened between 7.30pm and 8.15pm . The gardai are looking to locate three tins – grey, black and red in colour – which contained a substantial amount of cash and were stolen from the house. […]

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WATCH: Former Priest Neil Horan Dances At The UK Supreme Court

WATCH: Former Priest Neil Horan Dances At The UK Supreme Court

December 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE former Kerry priest, Neil Horan, turned up outside UK Supreme Court this morning to do his little jig. Mr Horan was dressed as a leprechaun at the court, where currently there is a case being argued by the British Government against a recent decision by the court to allow MP’s have a say […]

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Eight Kerry Properties For Online Allsop Auction

Eight Kerry Properties For Online Allsop Auction

December 5, 2016 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE are eight properties in Kerry up for the latest Allsop auction this month. The auction is an online one, where people can bid on 243 Lots on Tuesday, December 13. No.93 Sand Dune Cottages, Banna, has a reserve range of €45,000 to €55,000. It’s a detached three bedroom house extending to approximately 91 […]

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Kerry Juniors John C O'Connor (Kerins O'Rahillys), Laurence Bastible (John Mitchels), Kieran Hurley (St Pats), Michael O'Donnell (Austin Stacks) and Andrew Barry (Na Gaeil) at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry’s All-Ireland Champions Receive Their Medals

December 5, 2016 at 11:45 am 1 comment

OVER 300 people were at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night for the presentation of medals to three of Kerry’s All-Ireland winning teams in 2016. The Kerry Minor and Junior footballers and the Minor B hurlers gathered with their families and Kerry GAA officials for the official presentations to celebrate their […]

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Kerry manager, Ciaran Carey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mike O’Halloran: Why Can’t Kerry Hurling Keep A Manager?

December 5, 2016 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, on the departure of Ciaran Carey from the Kerry manager role and what can be done to keep stability in Kerry hurling… YET another Kerry Hurling manager “bites the dust”, or is it “rides off into the sunset”, perhaps a bit of both. I write this piece […]

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Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Vandalism On Crib In The Square

Gardaí Appeal For Witnesses To Vandalism On Crib In The Square

December 5, 2016 at 10:06 am 1 comment

THE crib in the Square was vandalised on Saturday night and Gardaí are seeking the public’s help in identifying the culprits. The perspex on the crib was torn off and the statue of St Joseph was damaged. Gardaí in Tralee are reviewing CCTV in the vicinity of The Square but are asking if anyone […]

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Brenda Helps Raise Over €9,000 For Hospital With Back 2 Back Challenge

December 5, 2016 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE Back 2 Back Challenge, which was led by Tralee woman, Brenda Doody, raised a total of €9,272, which was officially presented to the Mercy Hospital Foundation on November 25th. The challenge saw 10 brave individuals set out on a challenge that saw them form a team and run two […]

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Kerry manager, Ciaran Carey. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Will Be Looking For A New Hurling Manager

December 4, 2016 at 8:53 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Board have announced the resignation of Ciarán Carey as manager of the Kerry Senior Hurling team. The following statement has been issued by the Limerick man: “Due to increased work commitments, I am unable to give the necessary time required to manage the Kerry Senior Hurling team for the coming season. […]

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Miriam Ryall, Nora Nolan and Sarah Galloway from St Louis Nursing Home at Benners Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: It’s Christmas Party Time Around Tralee

December 4, 2016 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

PUBS, restaurants and hotels were packed last night as people from companies in town and beyond headed out on their Christmas parties. The style was striking among the ladies at the Brogue, Benners, Il Forno, Sean Ógs and The Ashe Hotel at the various get togethers as you can see […]

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Carlos Luque of Food Fiesta at the Taste Of Kerry event in Manor West on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Christmas ‘Taste Of Tralee’ Event Takes Place Next Weekend

December 4, 2016 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE Manor West “Taste of Tralee” Food Fair will return next weekend. Taking place in the Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park on Saturday and Sunday, December 10/11, the food fair will once again host numerous local artisan food producers offering fantastic handmade products from the heart of Kerry. Continued […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupils singing for charity in The Mall. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen Pupils Entertain Shoppers For Charity

December 4, 2016 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

AS if the wonderful Christmas lights weren’t enough, Friday evening was brightened up even more in Tralee town centre by the presence of pupils from Caherleaheen NS. For the seventh year in a row, the youngsters took up position in The Mall to sing carols and raise some money for […]

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Know Your Rights: The Social Welfare Christmas Bonus

December 4, 2016 at 11:26 am 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: I’m getting a social welfare payment. Will I get a Christmas Bonus? Answer: The Christmas Bonus is paid to people getting a long-term social welfare payment. Long-term social welfare payments […]

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Roger Harty: Ego

Roger Harty: Ego

December 4, 2016 at 11:25 am 1 comment

I PURPOSEFULLY left this little word stand alone in its own right without adding or subtracting  to the title. I suppose the underlying reason for this is to show how three simple letters can describe something (is it even a thing?) that can play such a powerful part in our lives. […]

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Ultan Dillane with Mary Carroll, SInead Kelleher and Susan McElligott, the authors of 'Behind The Face' at the launch of the book at Siamsa Tire on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rugby Star Ultan Home To Launch ‘Behind The Face’

December 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  IRISH Rugby International Ultan Dillane was in his hometown on Friday night to launch a new book on international people living in Kerry. ‘Behind The Face’ is the remarkable and inspiring true life stories of 15 international people who have made Kerry their home. The Tralee rugby star was on […]

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PHOTOS: A Night Of Style And Fun At Bon Secours Christmas Party

PHOTOS: A Night Of Style And Fun At Bon Secours Christmas Party

December 3, 2016 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bon Secours crowd are certainly a stylish bunch! The Christmas party season is underway and a big one took place in The Rose Hotel where there were more stylish ladies than you could shake a stethoscope at. There were dapper gents too of course, but they were outshined by […]

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Suzanne Ní Loingsigh, Veronica Kelly, Laura Curran and Tara Kelly at the launch of Spailpín's CD at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CD Launch In The Ashe Raises Funds For Great Cause

December 3, 2016 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE bar in the Ashe Hotel was packed on Friday night as trad band Spailpín launched a retrospective of their work in a new CD, ‘Then And Now 1980-2016’. In a generous gesture by the band, they made the night a fundraiser for one woman’s great campaign. Mary Lynch is trying to […]

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at the Christmas Beauty And Fashion Show at CH Chemists on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Beauty And Fashion Trends Explored At CH Event

December 3, 2016 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the festive season here, we’re guessing there might be a few parties coming up around town. With this in mind, a special Christmas Beauty and Fashion Show was held at CH Chemists last night. Sandra Rusk from Weardrobe was on hand to give tips while fashions from her boutique […]

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Antoinette O'Mahony, Ina O'Leary and Margaret McGrath at the Cookery Demonstration for Ardfert NS in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tasty Festive Food Tips Served Up At Ardfert NS Fundraiser

December 3, 2016 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYROE Heights Hotel was the venue for ‘A Taste of Christmas’ cookery demonstration on Thursday night. This event was a fundraiser for Ardfert N.S. and the Tralee Culinary Gangsters gave some great tips on how to make Christmas special. The Tralee Culinary Gangsters are a group of local and former hospitality professionals […]

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Kieran O'Shea, Jim Moriarty, Anne O'Dwyer, Fiona and Joe Costello at the St Pats GAA fundraiser at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mark And Shaun Entertain St Pats GAA Faithful In Ballygarry

December 3, 2016 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE St Pats faithful were out on Friday night for a special fundraiser at Ballygarry House Hotel. Instead of the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event they’ve put on for the past few years, the Blennerville GAA club went for a concert from two well known entertainers. Around 300 tickets costing €25 were […]

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€3.5m Work On Wastewater Treatment Facility In Ardfert To Begin In New Year

December 2, 2016 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE contract to carry out a significant upgrade work on the Ardfert Wastewater Treatment Plant was signed this week. Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris welcomed the €3.5 million development which will start in January and is expected to last 18 months. Deputy Ferris stated; “this is a long […]

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Manning the ITT SVP stand at the Christmas Market at IT Tralee on Thursday, were at back, Steven Healy, in front Aodan Bolustrom, Ruairi Fry, NIamh Blackburn, Judy McCarthy and Maeve Leahy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Arrived Early To IT Tralee On Thursday

December 2, 2016 at 4:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE students at IT Tralee decided to celebrate Christmas early this year with a day filled with activities on Thursday. The Students Union’s Christmas Day On-Campus had loads of giveaways and prizes up for grabs, The Iron Stomach (don’t ask!), The Christmas Market, Secret Santa and much more topped off with a […]

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PHOTOS: Recovery Haven Volunteers Enjoy Christmas Get-Together In The Brogue

PHOTOS: Recovery Haven Volunteers Enjoy Christmas Get-Together In The Brogue

December 2, 2016 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first weekend in December really signals the start of the party season, so from now until the Christmas Eve, expect the town to be thronged with people enjoying a night out. Last night we visited Kirby’s Brogue Inn which hosted volunteers from Recovery Haven who enjoyed a get together with […]

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Glenduff House Bought For €465,000 And New Owner Plans 5-Star Hotel For Dingle Town

Glenduff House Bought For €465,000 And New Owner Plans 5-Star Hotel For Dingle Town

December 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

GLENDUFF House will reopen under a new name and the owner has big plans for another venture in Kerry next year. The newly refurbished Glenduff Manor formally Glenduff House, located in Kielduff which is five miles from Tralee and overlooked by the Brandon Mountains will re-open tonight, Friday, December 2. […]

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Worst Year Since Records Began For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK

Worst Year Since Records Began For Numbers Of Patients Waiting On Trolleys In UHK

December 2, 2016 at 1:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS year has been the worst year for patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry since the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation began keeping records back in 2006. And this November was also by far the worst on record with 208 patients waiting, compared to 92 in the same month last […]

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Rachel Cleary, Ciara Moynihan and Katie Jones  at the Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Watch Mounthawk Models Display ‘All Things Irish’ At Fashion Show

December 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THE gym at Mercy Mounthawk was packed to capacity last night to see students from Mercy Mounthawk take to the catwalk for their annual fashion show . This year the secondary school’s Transition Years had a theme of ‘All Things Irish’, so the audience was greeted with the sights of rainclouds, Roses, sports outfits of […]

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Aldi Tralee Donates €500 Of Community Fund To LiveLife Foundation

Aldi Tralee Donates €500 Of Community Fund To LiveLife Foundation

December 2, 2016 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

ALDI Tralee has announced that the Donal Walsh #LiveLife Foundation is the latest charity to benefit from the company’s new community support fund. Aldi’s John Joe Sheehy Road, Tralee store staff have awarded the Donal Walsh #LiveLife Foundation a €500 grant in recognition of its tremendous work within the local community and to help […]

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