Articles by: Dermot Crean

Tributes To Michael McMahon At His Last County Council Meeting

Tributes To Michael McMahon At His Last County Council Meeting

March 12, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE were tributes paid at the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council on Monday to Director of Planning and Sustainable Development, Michael McMahon, who retires at the end of the month. His colleagues from the Council planning staff were also present to hear kind words and praise for a man who […]

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Meadowlands Hotel To Be Spruced Up For Summer

Meadowlands Hotel To Be Spruced Up For Summer

March 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm 1 comment

THE green shoots of spring have appeared at The Meadowlands Hotel Tralee after details of a major transformation project were unveiled ahead of the 2015 summer season. It will be business as usual for locals and visitors to the 4 star family-run hotel while work is carried out in the bedrooms, […]

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Mary Presents €10k To Recovery Haven After Fashion Fundraiser Success

Mary Presents €10k To Recovery Haven After Fashion Fundraiser Success

March 11, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

A FASHION event in the Fels Point Hotel last month raised over €10,000 for charity and the cheque was presented last Friday night. The ‘Dress Haven’ fundraiser, the brainchild of Mary Brick, was in aid of the Recovery Haven and hundreds showed up to lend their support to the cause […]

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PHOTOS: Around 500 People Enjoy ‘Frozen’ Party In Ballybunion

PHOTOS: Around 500 People Enjoy ‘Frozen’ Party In Ballybunion

March 11, 2015 at 11:31 am 1 comment

A FANTASTIC day was had in Ballybunion on Sunday where around 500 people from north Kerry (many from Tralee) enjoyed a ‘Frozen’ Party. JD’s Nightclub was transformed for the event where children enjoyed numerous activites and got to meet the characters from the popular animated movie phenomenon. The cost was […]

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Orlagh Winters: Plenty Of Glamour Over Here In Cheltenham

Orlagh Winters: Plenty Of Glamour Over Here In Cheltenham

March 11, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of my favourite times of the year is here – Spring has sprung. I’m writing this week’s column from Cheltenham and have one day behind me. I think yesterday will be forever known as “Ruby Tuesday”. What a magnificent start to the festival for Mr Walsh. Bookmakers all over […]

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Editor Of The Kerryman To Retire After 15 Years At The Helm

Editor Of The Kerryman To Retire After 15 Years At The Helm

March 11, 2015 at 10:16 am 1 comment

  THE editor of The Kerryman, Declan Malone, is to retire from his position after 15 years. The Dingle native revealed his decision in today’s newspaper. He will remain editor for the time being until a successor is chosen. Mr Malone joined The Kerryman in 1989 on a month’s work placement and never left. […]

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VIDEO: Cuteness Alert! Quadruplet Lambs Filmed By Kerry Photographer

VIDEO: Cuteness Alert! Quadruplet Lambs Filmed By Kerry Photographer

March 11, 2015 at 10:07 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement on a farm in Beaufort recently when quadruplet lambs were born on February 28. The four female ewe lambs were born to a four-year-old Mayo Mule ewe on the farm of Michael Mangan. Quadruplets are very rare and make up less than half of a percent of the three […]

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Tralee Man Heads To The White House For St Patrick’s Day

Tralee Man Heads To The White House For St Patrick’s Day

March 10, 2015 at 9:40 pm 1 comment

  A TRALEE man is off to the US for the St Patrick’s celebrations where he will pay a visit to the White House. Brian Hurley, Munster Regional Manager of Irish TV, will be covering a host of major events in New York and Washington DC as part of the channel’s St Patrick’s […]

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Kerry Receives €10m In LEADER Funding

Kerry Receives €10m In LEADER Funding

March 10, 2015 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY has received over €10m in LEADER funding. Fine Gael TD for Kerry North/West Limerick Jimmy Deenihan, has welcomed a funding package of €10,219,868.29 for the LEADER element of the Rural Development Programme announced by the Government. “The economic recovery is underway and the Government is determined that the recovery […]

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Kerry Dunnes Stores Workers To Strike On Holy Thursday

Kerry Dunnes Stores Workers To Strike On Holy Thursday

March 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  WORKERS at three Dunnes Stores branches in Kerry are set to join their colleagues around the country in a national one-day strike on Holy Thursday. About 200 workers in the Kerry stores, who are members of the Mandate trade union, are set to join about 5,000 other staff from 112 outlets […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Councillors Call For Hardline Approach To Illegal Dumpers

March 10, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  COUNCILLORS called for a hardline approach to illegal dumpers after it emerged that the Council investigated 509 cases of pollution last year, according to a report presented at the monthly meeting of the local authority on Monday. In a report on litter pollution in the county given by Liam Quinlan of […]

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Ferris Calls For Stop To Home Repossessions As 175 Orders Lodged In Kerry Last Year

Ferris Calls For Stop To Home Repossessions As 175 Orders Lodged In Kerry Last Year

March 10, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin North Kerry/West Limerick TD, Martin Ferris has called on Kerry’s government TDs to do more to stop home repossessions following reports yesterday  that 175 civil bills had been lodged while 33 repossession orders were granted in Kerry up to January 1st this year (see graphics below). “Government policy is facilitating the repossession of Family Homes […]

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Austin Stacks Juvenile GAA News

Austin Stacks Juvenile GAA News

March 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm Comments are Disabled

JUVENILE CLUB NOTES SCÓR NA bPÁISTÍ: After a great ‘run’ and great performances, our Scór na bPáistí dancers and singers, who are champions of the Tralee and Naomh Breandán Districts, were unluckily pipped at the county semi-finals in Cnoc na gCaiseal on Sunday last. We had a dozen star performers and it was heartbreak […]

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Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

Tralee Bay Swimming Club News

March 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Winter Swimming The winter swimming has been a huge success this year. We had up to 27 swimmers one Sunday with the average amount being 14. All swims were in Togs only and a great craic was had by all during the swima and afterwards enjoying teas, coffees and hot […]

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St Pat’s GAA News

St Pat’s GAA News

March 9, 2015 at 9:36 pm Comments are Disabled

Lotto: There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 05, 15 & 20. The five €30 consolation prizes went to C O’Connor, Betty’s Bar; Bryan O’Sullivan, Clahane; Tim Howarth, Annagh; Carmel Lacey, Derrymore East & Cathy Hogan, Tonevane. Next week’s […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News

March 9, 2015 at 9:27 pm Comments are Disabled

Juveniles U6, U8, U10s Outdoor training for all of these age groups both boys and girls started back on Saturday last the 7th of March. There were good numbers at training and all were treated to expert coaching not only from all of our fully qualified coaches but from our three […]

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John Mitchels GAA News

John Mitchels GAA News

March 9, 2015 at 9:21 pm Comments are Disabled

Questions & Answers Session With Alan O Donoghue Name: Alan O Donoghue. Senior John Mitchel’s player from/to: 2006 – present. Favourite playing position:  Centre half forward. (Q): What was one of your best games as a player? (A): “For me one of my best or most memorable game was my debut […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA News

Ballymacelligott GAA News

March 9, 2015 at 9:11 pm Comments are Disabled

​LOTTO The lotto was held in O Riadas Bar on Monday, 2nd March 2015.  Numbers drawn were 5,20,21,25.  There was no winner. Lucky Dips 1. Joe Whelan, Portarlington 2. Sean Lynch, Rathanny 3. Siobhan Leen, c/o Paula Silles 4. Harry Fitz, c/o Halfway 5. Joanne Riordan, Gortatlea Sellers Prize : […]

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Austin Stacks GAA News

Austin Stacks GAA News

March 9, 2015 at 9:07 pm Comments are Disabled

ST. PATICK’S DAY PARADE: Club Secretary, Elma Nix and John Collins of our Supporters’Club advise us that we are marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Tuesday next. We meet in the clubhouse at 11:00am and then march to our dedicated slot for the start of the Parade. Full Black […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

March 9, 2015 at 8:59 pm Comments are Disabled

REGISTRATION: Membership Registration will take place  on the 15th of March membership fees for 2015 are,Senior male players/Adults €50.Juneniles/Students(To 3rd level inclusive)First €40,Second €30 Third €20.Female Players €5 (please note there is an additional charge payable to LGFA).Family €100 (Children and Parents )Social €5. All players must be registered to be eligible to play […]

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Gardaí Investigate Series Of Burglaries In Tralee

Gardaí Investigate Series Of Burglaries In Tralee

March 9, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating a series of burglaries in the Spa Road/Balloonagh area of town on Thursday/Friday, March 5-6. The four break-ins occurred between 9pm and 5am in the morning and mobile phones, medication, small amounts of cash were among the items taken by the thief or thieves. The person(s) entered the houses via unlocked […]

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Hurling: Kerry Suffer Heavy Home Defeat To Westmeath

Hurling: Kerry Suffer Heavy Home Defeat To Westmeath

March 9, 2015 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling writer, Mike O’Halloran, on a disappointing day for Kerry hurling yesterday… Kerry 0-12 Westmeath 3-18 LOSING three players from their starting 15, Kerry were on the back foot from the start in this Division 2 league game at Austin Stack Park on Sunday. Paud Costello, John Griffin and Dougie […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Joanne’s ‘Can Do’ Attitude Makes Kinvara Special

March 9, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

ON Tuesday I am showcasing  Kinvara on RTE from the coastal town that bears its name in Galway. Dr. Joanne O’Reilly is the brains behind the natural skincare range. Joanne’s professional background lies in science, specifically the ecology and conservation of the Asian elephant in Indonesia – Joanne loves elephants! She has additional postgraduate […]

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Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

Kerry Cork Health Link Bus To Feature On RTE Radio 1 Show

March 9, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry Cork Health Link Bus literally caught the eye of journalist Brian O’Connell last week which will result in the service being featured on the Sean O’Rourke Show on RTE Radio 1 on Tuesday morning. Mr O’Connell saw the service while out and about in Cork and […]

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Barry John Keane will make his first start for Kerry in the All-Ireland championship. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Slaughtered On Leeside…It’s Only March Though!

March 8, 2015 at 8:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Cork 3-17  Kerry 2-9 WELL that didn’t go very well now did it? Kerry went to Páirc Uí Rinn looking for a third league victory in a row but left Cork without any points after a chastening afternoon in Rebel territory. Still though, it’s only March and any serious analyst […]

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Zoe’s World: I Can’t Believe KFW Is All Over For Another Year

Zoe’s World: I Can’t Believe KFW Is All Over For Another Year

March 8, 2015 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

  CAN you believe that KFW is over for another year? I am personally in some sort of exhausted daze, I am still adjusting to the fact that after months of planning and preparation that the actual event itself is over (it was an amazing event though, so that is helping […]

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Sheila Breen, Catherine Breen, Brendan Breen, Catherine Kelly and Sarah Kelly at the Kerry Fashion Week Awards Night at the Europe Hotel, Killarney on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: More Style From The KFW Awards Night

March 8, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

WE reported yesterday about the glamorous evening at the Kerry Fashion Week awards night. The highlight of KFW, the event was held in the opulent setting of the Europe Hotel and Resort, Killarney and was a huge success with numerous awards  handed out on the night (click here for winners and photos). Continued below… […]

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Roger Harty: Body Intelligence

Roger Harty: Body Intelligence

March 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  WHEN we discuss the whole area of intelligence, we could very easily end up down a bottomless pit. Brian O’ Driscoll (of rugby fame) once asked the following question. “What is the difference between intelligence and wisdom?” The answer was as follows; Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a […]

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Anne Marie O'Leary, Agne Kremenskiene and Doranne Hickey at the Kerry Fashion Week Awards Night at the Europe Hotel, Killarney on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Night Of Glamour And Style At Kerry Fashion Week Awards

March 7, 2015 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER hugely successful Kerry Fashion Week concluded on Friday night with a glamorous affair at the Europe Hotel, Killarney. They came from all over the country and beyond for the awards night which is the highlight of a great week of events. Guests, who paid €120 a head to attend […]

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Stephane Okumbar of CBS The Green during the Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Final clash on Wednesday at Dr Crokes GAA grounds. Photo by Fergus Dennehy

SPORT: Comprehensive Win Sees CBS Through To Frewen Cup Final

March 7, 2015 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

  Munster A Football U16 1/2 Frewen Cup Semi Final Tralee CBS 2-12 Colaiste Colm Ballincollig 0-4 Tralee CBS qualified for their first Frewen Cup final in five years following a comprehensive win over Colaiste Colm of Ballincollig. They now play old rivals St Brendans Killarney in the final on March […]

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