Articles by: Dermot Crean

Everything’s Blue As Storm Desmond Batters Kerry

Everything’s Blue As Storm Desmond Batters Kerry

December 5, 2015 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

FEELING blue this morning because of the weather? We don’t blame you. Here’s what Ireland looks like on the rainfall radar supplied by Met Eireann at 9.30am. That big blue hue over Ireland shows Kerry is being hit by high winds and sustained rainfall, expected to last into the early […]

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Ballymac School To Receive Grant To Build Two New Classrooms

Ballymac School To Receive Grant To Build Two New Classrooms

December 4, 2015 at 5:40 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Nuachabháil in Ballymac is to receive a grant to build two new classrooms. The Department of Education have announced that the school at Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott , Tralee is to be added to the list of approvals for the additional accommodation grant. Scoil Nuachabháil (Nohoval NS) will receive funding to construct 2 x 80m2 Mainstream […]

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Fionnbar Walsh, The Gleneagle Group, Maura Sullivan, John Griffin and Angela McAllen from Kerry County Council pictured at the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation annual ball in the INEC at The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney on Thursday night.
Picture by Don MacMonagle


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PHOTOS: Kerry Hoteliers Have A Ball In Killarney

December 4, 2015 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of the Irish Hotels Federation’s Kerry Branch gathered in Killarney last night for their annual ball. The Gleneagle Hotel hosted the black-tie event and the many guests were treated to a sumptuous banquet and no doubt reflected on a great year for tourism in Kerry, with hopefully an even […]

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Zoe’s World: I Am A Sucker For Christmas

Zoe’s World: I Am A Sucker For Christmas

December 4, 2015 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

I AM a sucker for Christmas. I just think that it is such a happy time of year – in my experience of it at least. Everyone has a smile on their face. And I personally quite favour the Father Christmas-esque cheeks everyone seems to be sporting courtesy of these biting […]

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Kerry County Council Issues Advice Ahead Of Severe Weather Conditions Ahead

Kerry County Council Issues Advice Ahead Of Severe Weather Conditions Ahead

December 4, 2015 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council have issued advice to the public, as Kerry is about to be hit with sustained rain and winds over Friday night and all day Saturday. Met Eireann issued a level RED severe weather warning for Kerry, which is valid from 6pm today (Friday 4th December) until 3am on […]

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The auction in full swing at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Raffles, Hampers and A Chance To Win An iPhone 6 At Gaelscoil’s Christmas Fair

December 4, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS, parents and staff at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn are looking forward to a great afternoon’s entertainment this Sunday for their annual Christmas Fair. The fair gets under way at 2pm and visitors can enjoy a special appearance from the Tommy Markham Cup won by Kerry minors in September – with past […]

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New Lottery System For Registering For Ring Of Kerry 2016 Cycle

New Lottery System For Registering For Ring Of Kerry 2016 Cycle

December 4, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

REGISTRATION for The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2016 will open next Friday, December 11 and will be done by way of a lottery for the first time. For the first time in its 31 year history registration will be done by way of lottery as last year there was an unprecedented demand for […]

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Red Alert: Met Éireann Issues Red Status Rainfall Warning For Kerry

December 4, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

WE haven’t had one of these for a while thank God, but Met Eireann have issued a Status Red Rainfall alert for Kerry this weekend. There will be incessant falls of heavy rain overnight and for all of Saturday. Accumulations in excess of 70mm are expected, with greater totals on higher […]

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PHOTO: Students See What The Future May Have In Store At CBS Careers Day

PHOTO: Students See What The Future May Have In Store At CBS Careers Day

December 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green Parents Council have once again pulled out all the stops and hosted a very successful “Careers Day” for students on Wednesday last for College Awareness Week. The initiative was taken on and organised by parents Breda Dyland and John Gannon. They were assisted on the day by […]

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Well-Deserved Active Schools Flag Raised At CBS Primary

Well-Deserved Active Schools Flag Raised At CBS Primary

December 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School, Tralee took great pleasure in raising their well deserved Active School Flag this week. The flag was awarded earlier in the year, to acknowledge the work undertaken by the school in reviewing, planning and promoting physical activity. The Active School Project is a Dept of Education initiative […]

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PHOTOS: KDYS Students Help Out With Garden At Baile Mhuire

PHOTOS: KDYS Students Help Out With Garden At Baile Mhuire

December 3, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

YOUNG people from the KDYS in Denny Street certainly helped brighten up a part of Baile Mhuire Day Care home recently. Students from the Leaving Cert Applied programme helped in finishing the inner courtyard, now known as “Eileen’s Garden”, to allow their service users access the garden,  weather permitting of course. This was […]

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The proposed by bypass of Adare that will also link up with Foynes.

Good News: Route To Bypass Adare Chosen. Bad News: It’s Going To Take Eight Years

December 3, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE route for the proposed bypass of  Adare has been chosen which will ease the frustration of Kerry motorists who regularly use the road to get to Limerick and Dublin. However, it’ll be a while before they’ll be able to bypass the notorious bottleneck in the pretty Limerick town. The new motorway […]

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‘I Will Always Be A Compulsive Gambler, So One Day At A Time, I Stay Away From It’

‘I Will Always Be A Compulsive Gambler, So One Day At A Time, I Stay Away From It’

December 3, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

We talk to well-known Tralee entertainer, Mark Leen, about his new book on all things gambling-related, how he wants to help others beat the addiction and how he once lost over $17,000 in one bet in a Las Vegas casino… “I’m a compulsive gambler, I will always be thus, but […]

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Gardaí Say There Is Innocent Explanation For Suspected Approach To Schoolchildren

Gardaí Say There Is Innocent Explanation For Suspected Approach To Schoolchildren

December 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  GARDAI are satisfied that there was an innocent explanation for the suspected suspicious approach to schoolchildren on Friday afternoon last near a Tralee school. It was reported earlier in the week that children were approached by a couple in a car near Holy Family Primary School. The children told […]

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Derelict Camp House Sells For Five Times Its Reserve At Auction

Derelict Camp House Sells For Five Times Its Reserve At Auction

December 2, 2015 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A HOUSE in Camp, that had been put up for sale in an online auction for between €8,000 and €12,000, eventually sold for €61,000 last week. And a four-Bedroom house in Causeway, with the same reserve price range fetched €22,000 in the Allsop online auction on Wednesday, November 25. The derelict cottage at Duagh, Camp […]

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Minister For Communications Pays A Visit To Local Company

Minister For Communications Pays A Visit To Local Company

December 2, 2015 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White together with Labour TD Arthur Spring paid a visit to TLI Group, based in Abbeydorney on Monday. The minister was given an overview of the company, its current and upcoming projects as well as its plans for future growth. TLI Group have recently […]

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Jimmy Deenihan.

Deenihan Told Ballybunion Building ‘Not Planning Compliant’ For Specific Application In Relation To Asylum Seekers Housing

December 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm 3 comments

FINE Gael TD for Kerry, Minister Jimmy Deenihan, has been informed by the Department of Justice that they will not be going ahead with the proposal to house asylum seekers in Ballybunion because the proposed building in Ballybunion is not planning compliant for purpose of this specific application. There had been […]

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Two Defibrillators Donated To Tralee Community Responders

Two Defibrillators Donated To Tralee Community Responders

December 2, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Community Responders has hailed their public meeting last Thursday as a success and revealed that two defibrillators have already been donated to the group in recent weeks. The equipment was donated by Bank of Ireland and from the Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross. The Responders need four defibrillators […]

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ITT Students To Put On Fashion Show In Aid Of St Vincent De Paul

ITT Students To Put On Fashion Show In Aid Of St Vincent De Paul

December 2, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee’s St. Vincent de Paul Society is holding their annual Fashion Show this Thursday night at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. All the clothes modelled on the night by students are from St. Vincent de Paul shops nationwide and they aim to prove that you can be on trend with clothes that are reasonably priced. […]

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Castlemorris House Sold For Close To Asking Price Of €495,000

Castlemorris House Sold For Close To Asking Price Of €495,000

December 2, 2015 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

A PROMINENT Tralee property, built in the 1790s, has been sold for close to the asking price of €495,000. Castlemorris House has been bought by an Irish couple with a young family and will continue to operate as a B&B, according to Ganley Walters, the Dublin-based auctioneers handling the sale. The […]

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Parents Warned To Be Vigilant After Suspicious Approach To Schoolchildren

Parents Warned To Be Vigilant After Suspicious Approach To Schoolchildren

December 1, 2015 at 5:52 pm Comments are Disabled

  PARENTS received a letter from two Tralee schools on Monday, asking them to be vigilant after they received a report of a suspicious approach to pupils last week. A man and woman in a black Renault Megane are said to have approached pupils from a senior class in the vicinity of Holy Family […]

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Christmas Cooking Demo At Kerry College Of Further Education

Christmas Cooking Demo At Kerry College Of Further Education

December 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE public are invited to what promises to be a very enjoyable evening of Christmas Cookery Demonstrations at Kerry College of Further Education this Thursday evening at 7pm. Chef on the night is the well-known Kay Lanigan Ryan who runs the Professional Cookery and the Hotel and Catering courses at […]

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Orlagh Winters: What To Wear As Party Season Commences

Orlagh Winters: What To Wear As Party Season Commences

December 1, 2015 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

SO it’s December and party season is about to commence. Work parties, catch up with friends dinners and in general late nights are going to become the norm for the next few weeks. For us ladies, there will be the usual preparation of getting the hair colour done to avoid […]

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No End To The Weather Warnings As Met Éireann Tells Us It’s Going To Be Windy

No End To The Weather Warnings As Met Éireann Tells Us It’s Going To Be Windy

December 1, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been battered by wind and rain over the past week and while the rain has eased off, it’s still going to be blustery down here in Kerry. Met Éireann this morning has issued a Yellow Status Wind Warning for Kerry, Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork,  Limerick […]

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ITT Lecturers And Students Hold Protest Over Concerns

ITT Lecturers And Students Hold Protest Over Concerns

December 1, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

LECTURERS and students at IT Tralee held a protest last Thursday outside the South Campus over funding and educational concerns. It was part of the national protest by the Teacher’s Union of Ireland against the cutbacks in education, as the TUI Branch Secretary of ITT, Anne M Courtney explained. “On a daily basis, lecturers […]

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Radio Kerry Wants You To Jump To It For St Vincent De Paul

Radio Kerry Wants You To Jump To It For St Vincent De Paul

December 1, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S time to grab that gorgeous garment that’s spent the last 11 months at the back of the wardrobe and wear it proudly again as the 2015 Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day is almost upon us. A now annual event to raise funds of the work of St Vincent de Paul in […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

November 30, 2015 at 8:50 pm Comments are Disabled

AGM: The Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday December 11th at 9pm. Nominations for election to the Executive Committee for the following year and motions for consideration at the AGM should be with An Rúnaí .All are most welcome. MEDAL PRESENTATION: The U 12, 13 14s had their medal presentation last […]

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Stormy Sam Presents Medals To Fenit School Pupils

Stormy Sam Presents Medals To Fenit School Pupils

November 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

STORMY Sam and members of the RNLI visited St. Brendan’s National School Fenit last week to acknowledge the school’s fundraising efforts over the years. Each child received a medal from Stormy Sam, the RNLI mascot. The children perform their annual Christmas Show and collect for the RNLI. The children are […]

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Grainne Galway from Ballyheigue, Co. Kerry has won €45,000 including a car on last Saturdays (28th November 2015)) National Lottery Winning Streak game show on RTE.  Pictured here at the presentation of the winning cheques were from left to right: Fiona Moriarty, the National Lottery ticket selling agent, Centra, Ballyheigue, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Grainne Galway, the winning player; Niall Andrews, Head of Sales at the National Lottery who made the presentation; Joseph Moriarty, the National Lottery ticket selling agent, Centra, Ballyheigue, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Mairead Moriarty, the National Lottery ticket selling agent, Centra, Ballyheigue, Tralee, Co. Kerry and Sinead Kennedy Winning Streak game show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes Photography

Ballyheigue Woman Wins €45,000 In Prizes On Winning Streak

November 30, 2015 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

A BALLYHEIGUE woman had a great Saturday night in Dublin when she won €45,000 in prizes on the ‘Winning Streak’ gameshow. And there was great news after the name of Jim Naughton from Tralee was called out to appear on next week’s show. Gráinne Galway won a car  worth €25,000 […]

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Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Robbery In Town

Gardaí Seek Public’s Help After Robbery In Town

November 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are looking for the public’s help after a coach driver was robbed on Saturday morning in Tralee. At about 8.10am, one of the drivers of the Dublin Coach buses was approached by two men in Princes Street, near the Kerry Group buildings. Continued below… The men demanded money from […]

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