Articles by: Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

PHOTOS: Tomás Ó Sé Is Having A Busy Weekend As He Signs Book In Easons

October 25, 2015 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

WELL Tomás Ó Sé is having a busy weekend. The five-time All-Ireland medal winner was over in the Kerry GAA store in Killarney at 11am on Saturday morning, where he signed hundreds of copies of his autobiography, ‘The White Heat’. Fans queued patiently for the former Gaeltacht player, whose book has been […]

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Bridget O'Carroll, Ballybunion, Mary Kennelly, Lisselton and Rebecca Doyle, Killorglin, all qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education, at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students’ Hard Work Pays Off At ITT Graduations

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy two days down at the Brandon Hotel as hundreds of IT Tralee students got their reward for years of hard work. Hailing from all over the county, country and beyond, 950 men and women received their qualifications in the presence of family at the annual graduation […]

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PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great atmosphere in Tralee schools on Friday as pupils (and teachers no doubt!) looked forward to a well-earned mid term break. Of course, with it being Halloween next Saturday, children in the primary schools donned all sorts of costumes creating an army of witches and zombies across town. CBS […]

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Local Artist To Hold Her Ground With New Siamsa Exhibition

Local Artist To Hold Her Ground With New Siamsa Exhibition

October 24, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘HOLDING True Ground’, an exhibition by Lisa Fingleton will be opened by artist Aideen Barry on Friday 30th of October at 6pm in Siamsa Tire, Tralee. ‘Holding True Ground’ is a feast of new work by this multimedia artist, including drawings, found objects, documentary and immersive installations Working with local growers, the artist cultivated deep-rooted […]

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Mike O'Halloran, Rory O'Mahony and Geraldine Parker in rehearsals for 'A Queen's Speech' at Parker's Bar, Kilflynn.

Union Jacks In Siamsa Tíre As ‘A Queen’s Speech’ To Be Performed

October 24, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE Union Jack will grace Siamsa Tire as the new play from the writer of the acclaimed ‘September 82’ will be performed later this month. ‘A Queen’s Speech’, by Mike O’Halloran, will be performed on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 at 8pm. It’s a blend of comedy and drama set in the summer of 2011 […]

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The legacy of inspirational Kerry teenager Donal Walsh is set to live on as his mother Elma today (Oct 23) opened two special counselling rooms for young people in Donal's home town of Tralee. The Donal Walsh Rooms in national suicide and bereavement charity Console’s Tralee centre, include favourite inspirational quotes from the Kerry teenager's den. Pictured at today's opening ceremony were one of Donal's best friends Cormac Coffey,Minister for Arts and Tourism Jimmy Deenihen, Donal's Mother Elma Walsh and Console CEO and founder Paul Kelly. Photo by Sally MacMonagle

PHOTOS: New Donal Walsh Rooms Opened At Console

October 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  TWO new counselling rooms in memory of the anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, were opened at the Console building at Balloonagh on Friday. Minister Jimmy Deenihan watched Donal’s mother, Elma, cut the ribbon on the rooms which will be aimed at counselling young people. The Donal Walsh Rooms in the national suicide […]

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Alanna’s ‘Connected’ To IFTA Award-Winning Show

Alanna’s ‘Connected’ To IFTA Award-Winning Show

October 23, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  A REALITY TV show which followed the life of a Tralee woman over the course of a year, won an Irish Film and Television Award last night at a ceremony in Dublin. Alanna Diggin, originally from Alderwood Road and now living in town, featured in the RTE2 reality show ‘Connected’, which […]

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Tralee Service Station Sells For Nearly €500k At Auction

Tralee Service Station Sells For Nearly €500k At Auction

October 23, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE service station property was sold at a Dublin auction on Thursday for €490,000, making €90,000 over the reserve. The Monavalley property is at present let to Doon (Mayfly) Limited, and had a reserve of between €350,000 to €400,000 at the Allsop Auction where it was sold at the RDS on […]

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Niamh Stack (Culinary Arts), Damian Kissane (Culinary Arts), Maryanne Molyneaux (Culinary Arts) and Susan Zuzana Sbritzeroa (Culinary Arts) at the ITT graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of ITT Students Graduate At The Brandon

October 23, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

IT was quite a day for hundreds of IT Tralee students on Thursday afternoon as the first of this year’s graduates received their qualification at the Brandon Conference Centre. Students from the School of Business Computing and Humanities were graduating on Thursday and we were there to capture the day in […]

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Top Make-Up Artist To Give Masterclass At CH Chemists Next Month

Top Make-Up Artist To Give Masterclass At CH Chemists Next Month

October 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

CH TRALEE and French cosmetic brand, Bourjois, have teamed up to bring renowned make-up artist Tara O’Farrell to The Kingdom next month. Make-up artist, model and Instagram sensation Tara O’Farrell is set to hold an exclusive masterclass at CH Tralee this November, in association with the iconic French brand. As […]

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PHOTOS: Kerry Film Festival Kicks Off With Gala Opening

October 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Film Festival held its gala opening at the Killarney cinema last night, where the theme of the event was ‘Made In Kerry’. Guests enjoyed a pre-drinks reception in The Ross Hotel before the cinema screened shorts from Bertie Brosnan (‘Sineater’), Gary Lennon (‘After Words’), Brian Bowler (‘Fides’), Kevin Kelleher (‘The […]

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Over 950 ITT Students To Graduate Over The Next Two Days

Over 950 ITT Students To Graduate Over The Next Two Days

October 22, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the main highlights of the IT Tralee calendar takes place today and tomorrow with over 950 students due to graduate. Each of the 26 counties, in addition to a number of graduates from Northern Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe will be represented at the conferring ceremonies, the first […]

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PHOTOS: Mounthawk Girls Are Super For Hooper Merit Award Wins

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Girls Are Super For Hooper Merit Award Wins

October 22, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TWO teams from Mercy Mounthawk received Merit awards in the John Hooper Maths Poster Competition in Dublin last Thursday. This is a very prestigious competition is organised between the Central Statistics Office and the Project Maths Development team and aims to develop an interest in Maths and statistics in particular. While 10 schools […]

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Tralee Garda Station To See Improvements As Part Of €60m Programme

Tralee Garda Station To See Improvements As Part Of €60m Programme

October 21, 2015 at 5:47 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Garda Station has been included in a national €60 million Garda building and refurbishment programme to build new and to improve and refurbish, existing Garda stations. The improvements will be in a number of areas including custody management, enhanced facilities for engaging with the public and improvements in welfare facilities […]

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Zoe’s World: Don’t Undervalue Yourself Just To Be Seen As A “Nice Person”

Zoe’s World: Don’t Undervalue Yourself Just To Be Seen As A “Nice Person”

October 21, 2015 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

  EVERYONE is talented. Whether your talent is being a pro footballer, or if you can make a mean batch of buns; we all possess some sort of talent, that much is true. In the working world, a place that I am slowly crawling towards, it seems to me that everyone’s […]

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PHOTOS: Top ‘A’ Students Honoured By Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Top ‘A’ Students Honoured By Mercy Mounthawk

October 21, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk held their annual awards reception for those who obtain the highest grades in Leaving and Junior Certificate exams in 2015 on Saturday. Eight students were honoured for their grades in the State exams with Principal John O’Roarke, in his speech, pointing out that only 0.6% nationally received 10A’s or more and they had 2.5% […]

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Cllr Locke Plays Down Threats And Hopes Monument Work Will Be Completed By End Of Year

Cllr Locke Plays Down Threats And Hopes Monument Work Will Be Completed By End Of Year

October 21, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE councillor has played down threats to his safety and wants to focus on getting a Ballymullen monument to Tralee’s World War 1 dead  completed by the end of the year. Cllr Sam Locke brought a motion to Kerry County Council on Monday to erect two glass panels at the Royal Munster […]

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Nearly 300 Homeless Cases Used Emergency Accommodation In Kerry Last Year

Nearly 300 Homeless Cases Used Emergency Accommodation In Kerry Last Year

October 21, 2015 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were almost 300 cases of homeless people using emergency accommodation in Kerry in 2014, while this year to date there have been 183 cases. The figures were revealed in a report on Homeless Services in Kerry presented by J0hn Breen, Director of Services in Kerry County Council at the monthly meeting […]

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Orlagh Winters: When Life Throws A Curveball, You Find Out Who Your True Friends Are

Orlagh Winters: When Life Throws A Curveball, You Find Out Who Your True Friends Are

October 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

HAVE you ever wondered about how important friends are in your life? I have just spent an amazing weekend with great friends and it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Sometimes during our lifetime we all need our friends more than ever and true friendship will always help us get through […]

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PHOTOS: Rockie Stalwart Remembered At Juvenile Blitz

PHOTOS: Rockie Stalwart Remembered At Juvenile Blitz

October 20, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

A JUVENILE tournament was held in Connolly Park on Sunday in memory of a great Rockie. A mini-blitz for the Austin Stack Club U12 boys remembered the late Charlie Healy, a great Rock mentor and follower who died in August. His wife, Ena Healy, presented Jordan Kissane with the winners trophy at the […]

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Mike O’Halloran’s Week In Hurling

Mike O’Halloran’s Week In Hurling

October 20, 2015 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Mike O’Halloran on Lixnaw’s minors, the new Kerry coach, a great read and Stacks’ county final win… IT was a busy week for hurling this weekend. I was in Kilmoyley on Saturday to see Lixnaw complete a double in county minor hurling championship with a very impressive win over St […]

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Spring Chosen At Labour Convention To Contest General Election

Spring Chosen At Labour Convention To Contest General Election

October 20, 2015 at 10:05 am 1 comment

  ARTHUR J Spring TD was selected on Monday evening at the Kerry Labour Party Convention in Tralee, as the candidate to represent the party in the next general election. Deputy Arthur Spring was  the sole candidate going forward for nomination at the convention which was chaired by Cork-based Senator John Gilroy. […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

October 19, 2015 at 8:14 pm Comments are Disabled

SCÓR NA nÓG: Scór na nÓg for the Greater Tralee Area will take place at Clubtheach na Stacach at 8pm on Thursday 22nd October. Best wishes to our singer, Ella Nic Gabhann. PEIL FAOI 6/8: (i) Next Sunday will be the last Sunday of the season for Under 6/8s. We’ll recommence…indoors…in […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

October 19, 2015 at 7:54 pm Comments are Disabled

RACE NIGHT : A date for your diary. On Saturday November 14th 8.30pm our annual Race Night will be held in the Clubhouse. We ask all supporters and parents to purchase a horse from Club Officers over the coming weeks. The night is always a great social occasion in the Club, be […]

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Runners taking off at the Churchill GAA 10k run on Sunday morning from the Oyster Tavern. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill GAA Club News

October 19, 2015 at 6:54 pm Comments are Disabled

Churchill 10K Run / 5K Walk The Centenary Churchill GAA 10k Road Race, in conjunction with runthekingdom.ie, and 5k Family walk was held in dry and calm conditions last Sunday morning. There was a great buzz in the village as over 120 runners left the Oyster Tavern just after 10am to see how […]

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Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass.

Council To Deliver Over 400 Social Housing Units By Year’s End

October 19, 2015 at 5:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council aim to purchase over 30 properties for social housing by the end of the year. In total, it is expected that over 400 housing units in all will be delivered by the end of 2015. In a report by John Breen, Director of Services at the Council […]

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Gardaí Investigate Damage To Cars In Ballyheigue

Gardaí Investigate Damage To Cars In Ballyheigue

October 19, 2015 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAÍ are investigating after a number of cars were damaged in Ballyheigue village recently. The incidents happened in the early hours of Sunday October 11, where there were five thefts from vehicles. Documentation and paperwork were removed from some of the vehicles and burnt nearby. In four of the cases there was […]

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Limerick Legend To Take Up Kerry Hurling Manager’s Job

Limerick Legend To Take Up Kerry Hurling Manager’s Job

October 19, 2015 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  FORMER Limerick hurling player, Ciaran Carey is set to be ratified as the new Kerry Senior Hurling Manager at the next meeting of the County Committee on November 2. The Patrickswell clubman had a distinguished 15 year playing career with Limerick. He was a key member of the Treaty county’s team […]

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Aslan Stars To Appear At Christie Hennessy Celebration

Aslan Stars To Appear At Christie Hennessy Celebration

October 19, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTY Dignam and fellow Aslan band member, Joe Jewell will perform at this year’s 5th Annual Celebration of Christie Hennessy at Fels Point Hotel on Friday/Saturday October 30/31. The CEO of Tralee Chamber Alliance, Kieran Ruttledge, said: “The Christie Hennessy Celebration is a great weekend of top class music from some of […]

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Runners taking off at the Churchill GAA 10k run on Sunday morning from the Oyster Tavern. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Churchill GAA 10k Run

October 19, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 130 people set off from the Oyster Tavern on Sunday morning in ideal conditions for a 10k run. It was all in aid of Churchill GAA club who decided to hold the event as part of their centenary celebrations this year. All proceeds from the event are going towards the development of […]

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