Articles by: Dermot Crean

Bryan Sheehan sends in a thunderous effort. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Kerry GAA Sides’ All-Ireland Finals To Be Screened Live By Irish TV This Saturday

February 4, 2016 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the first time, viewers will be able to see live coverage of the All-Ireland Junior and Intermediate Club football and hurling finals in Croke Park. There is great Kerry interest on Saturday as St Mary’s of Cahersiveen and Templenoe are both in action. Ardnaree Sarsfields from Mayo take on Kerry […]

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Council Asks Parties To Refrain From Putting Election Posters On Road Signs

Council Asks Parties To Refrain From Putting Election Posters On Road Signs

February 4, 2016 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

  KERRY County Council is asking candidates and political parties to refrain from placing posters for the general election on road traffic signs or poles as well as overhead bridges. Posters should not obstruct sight lines for motorists and the view of motorists or present a traffic hazard. Kerry County Council […]

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At the Chuile Mhuire talk for secondary school students were from left: Meabh Ni Ciomhagain, Siun Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Catherine McKenne (Cuan Mhuire), Michael Kelliher, Conor Murphy, Mary Fitzpatrick and Ciara Supple. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Students From Tralee Schools Hear From Cuan Mhuire Team About Addiction

February 3, 2016 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of their Catholic Schools week programme of events, students from Presentation Secondary School Tralee invited representatives from Cuan Mhuire to meet with Transition Year students from each of the local secondary schools. On Wednesday morning, February 3, the Cuan Mhuire team consisting of an addiction counsellor and three […]

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Emily Corridon with grandparents, from left; Mary and Phil Corridon, Tralee and Eileen and Eamon Kissane, Ballybunion, at the Grandparents Day at St Brendan's NS in Blennerville on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Older Generation Gets A Look At New School On Grandparents Day in Blennerville

February 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW in its fifth year in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville, Grandparents Day took on special significance this year as it was the first in the new school. Staff, pupils and the grandparents all gathered in the gym at 11am for a Mass celebrated by Fr Francis Nolan, followed by a […]

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Kerry’s Young People Urged To Register To Vote As Deadline Approaches

Kerry’s Young People Urged To Register To Vote As Deadline Approaches

February 3, 2016 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

THE National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) is encouraging the 1,997 young people in Kerry who have turned 18 in the past 12 months, to make sure they are registered to vote, given that a General Election is just weeks away. If the election is held at the end of February, […]

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Orlagh Winters: Mental Health Should Be A Major Election Issue

Orlagh Winters: Mental Health Should Be A Major Election Issue

February 3, 2016 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

I’VE debated with myself for a while on whether or not to write about this subject as thankfully it is not something that has ever knocked on my door but it has affected many friends. The subject is suicide and there is not a day that I don’t hear of […]

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Kilmoyley Community News

Kilmoyley Community News

February 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm Comments are Disabled

Catholic Schools Week Catholic Schools Week is an all-Ireland annual event which invites Catholic schools to give expression in a special way to the ethos of Catholic education. This year’s theme is: “Challenged to Proclaim God’s Mercy”. The pupils in Kilmoyley National School celebrated Catholic Schools Week by honouring Saint […]

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Kellihers Toyota are announced announced as new associate sponsor of the Kerry Boutique & Designer Show at Kerry Fashion Week in the Pavilion at Ballygarry House Hotel on Wednesday, March 2. Photographed are Tim Kelliher and Theresa Kelliher, Kellihers Toyota Tralee, Paul Ruane, KFW, Orla Diffily, KFW and Orlaith Winters MC at KFW and Aishling O'Sullivan Upfront Models. Photograph by Sally MacMonagle

Don’t Miss The Style Highlight Of Spring At KFW Fashion Show

February 2, 2016 at 5:55 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S going to be the highlight of spring for fashion lovers as the Kerry Boutique & Designer show returns to Ballygarry House Hotel Pavilion on Wednesday, March 2. Kellihers Toyota, Tralee, were today officially announced as the official associate sponsor of the show which is a major part of Kerry Fashion Week. Featuring […]

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At the cheque handover of €7,930 to Kerry Hospice from Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan's retirement coffee morning were, from left: John Sheehy, Farah Siddiqi, Mary Shanahan, Linda O'Connor, Garda Fiona O'Dowd, Sargent Michael Fleming, Pat Sullivan, Dan Galvin and Maura Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Chief Superintendent’s Retirement Event Raises An Incredible Sum For Kerry Hospice

February 2, 2016 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 500 people recently attended a coffee morning at the Ballygarry House Hotel to mark the retirement of Chief Superintendent Pat Sullivan after 41 years service in An Garda Síochána. The event on Friday, January 22, doubled as a fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation, which is a charity very […]

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St Brendan NS Fenit pupils Saoirse O'Donovan, Donnacha O'Sullivan, Abi Moriarty and Emer Moriarty at the Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Schoolchildren Impress At Credit Union Quiz

February 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE area schools were to the fore in the prizes in the Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre. This year, 164 students participated in their Quiz representing 23 primary schools throughout Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and surrounding areas. It was a busy […]

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VIDEO: Tralee-Fenit Greenway Supporters To Walk The Line This Sunday

VIDEO: Tralee-Fenit Greenway Supporters To Walk The Line This Sunday

February 2, 2016 at 11:04 am 4 comments

THE Friends of the Tralee-Fenit Greenway are to walk the line next Sunday and are hoping to be joined by as many members of the public as possible. “We last Walked the Line in protest nearly four years ago in April 2012,” reads a press release from the group. “Since then, the […]

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January Was A Big Month For New Car Sales In Kerry

January Was A Big Month For New Car Sales In Kerry

February 2, 2016 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S traditionally the busiest time for car dealerships and this January proved no different in Kerry. The Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) has issued the official 161 car sales figures for the month which shows a large increase locally and nationally on January 2015. There were 911 new cars sold […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

February 1, 2016 at 7:10 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahillys 10K 1916 Commemorative Run Kerins O’Rahillys held their second 10K run on Sunday last. It was a commemorative run and held to honour one of the men whose names we are privileged to have associated with our club. The run honoured “The O’Rahilly” and we were very thankful […]

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

February 1, 2016 at 6:48 pm Comments are Disabled

LOTTO Congratulations to Frank Sayers, Derryquay and Aidan Pollard, Kielduff who both picked numbers 3,9,17,25 which were drawn in the Ballymac GAA Lotto which was held in Ballygarry House Hotel on Monday 25th January 2016. Both Frank and Aidan are regular lotto players and will share the jackpot of €10,000.  […]

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‘Darkness Into Light’ Event To Be Held In Tralee This Year

‘Darkness Into Light’ Event To Be Held In Tralee This Year

February 1, 2016 at 5:55 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will be one of the Kerry towns to host the ‘Darkness Into Light’ event this coming May. The event, in aid of Pieta House, has captured the hearts of people all over the country as a fundraiser and a powerful way of raising awareness of mental health issues. It has […]

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Katie Taylor. File Photo.

There’s Been A Change To Ticket Plans For Katie Taylor Fight

February 1, 2016 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR any of you looking for tickets for the Katie Taylor fight against Queen Underwood in Tralee later this month, please note that Tralee Chamber Alliance will not  be selling tickets for this event. This was the previous arrangement, but tickets for the February 20 event in the Brandon Hotel, will […]

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Burglars Target Cash And Jewellery In Two Houses Outside Tralee

Burglars Target Cash And Jewellery In Two Houses Outside Tralee

February 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI say burglars are hitting homes while people are out to work and are looking for cash and jewellery, rather than bigger items. They are warning the public to be vigilant after two homes were hit in the Abbeydorney and Ballymacelligott areas in the past week. On Monday, January 25, […]

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Garda Warning About Another Phone Scam

Garda Warning About Another Phone Scam

February 1, 2016 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

GARDAI are warning the public about another phone scam. A woman contacted Tralee Garda Station, saying they were called by a man this morning, with a middle eastern accent, claiming to be from an Irish bank headquarters. The call was made to a landline. The caller had the person’s name and address, which […]

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Ursula Barrett, Norma O'Dowd, Mags Hussey and Linda O'Sullivan at the start of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k event on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Take Part In Kerins O’Rahillys 10k Event

February 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 340 runners and walkers took off from the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club on Sunday for their second annual 10k fundraising event. There was a bit of a breeze and ‘misty’ rain but otherwise conditions were fine for the run, which also celebrated the 1916 hero The O’Rahilly, from whom […]

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Status Orange Wind Warning Extended By Met Éireann

Status Orange Wind Warning Extended By Met Éireann

February 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Status Orange wind warning for Kerry and other counties has been extended until 4am on Tuesday. Kerry County Council has advised people to take precautions ahead of strong winds and gusts which are forecast for Kerry this afternoon and evening. The warning was initially valid until midnight but Met […]

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Ardfert First Responders Attended 42 Emergency Callouts In 2015

Ardfert First Responders Attended 42 Emergency Callouts In 2015

February 1, 2016 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT & District Community First Responders attended 42 emergency callouts in 2015 after going live with the National Ambulance Service on February 23. In the time the scheme was live in 2015, it attended 10 stroke calls, seven cardiac arrest calls and 25 chest pain calls. The busiest month was November. It has […]

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Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry As Henry Arrives Tonight

Orange Wind Warning Issued For Kerry As Henry Arrives Tonight

January 31, 2016 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is advising everyone to take heed of a Status Orange wind warning for counties including Kerry which has been issued by Met Éireann. Met Éireann is forecasting strong winds for the county from 10pm tonight as Storm Henry arrives. Southwest to west winds will reach mean speeds […]

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Linda Pototzki, Kristin McKenzie Vass, Sarah Hobbert, Kayleigh Quirke and Aisling Ryan at the Austin Stacks GAA Social in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rockie Faithful Enjoy Austin Stacks GAA Social At Ballyroe

January 31, 2016 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 190 Rockies gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night for the annual Austin Stacks GAA Club social. Despite not having as good a year as 2014 (that would be near impossible!), there was a lot of silverware on show from the various teams in all codes. The […]

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Three Kerry Lots For Sale At Next Allsop Auction

Three Kerry Lots For Sale At Next Allsop Auction

January 31, 2016 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry properties will go under the hammer at the next Allsop Auction in February. An apartment in Tralee, a house in Listowel and land in Cordal are the Kerry lots month the other 198 properties going to auction at 12 noon on Thursday, February 25 at the RDS in […]

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So Who Will Be Named Kerry’s Hurling All-Stars For 2015?

So Who Will Be Named Kerry’s Hurling All-Stars For 2015?

January 31, 2016 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE stars of Kerry hurling will be honoured at a special event in Ardfert next weekend. The Kerry Hurling All Stars on Saturday, February 6 in The Abbey Tavern, Ardfert, with a pre-awards reception at 7.30pm. Special guest is Sean Kelly MEP while Andrew Morrissey of Radio Kerry – a huge hurling enthusiast – will […]

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At SciFest on in IT Tralee last year, were from left: Lorraine De Nais, Ursula Ni Mhochoir and Janine Ni Chonchuir. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Kerry Students Urged to Enter SciFest 2016 At IT Tralee

January 31, 2016 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

ALL the best young scientific minds in Kerry are invited to enter SciFest 2016, which takes place at the IT Tralee, on May 5. Now in its ninth year as a national project, SciFest is an all-inclusive, all-island science competition where second-level students showcase science, technology, engineering and maths projects […]

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Roger Harty: Taming The Monkey Mind

Roger Harty: Taming The Monkey Mind

January 31, 2016 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

  PICTURE, if you will, a large ship with many sailors on board in heavy storm conditions heading for the rocks off the Southwest coast of Ireland (not too difficult to picture with the weather we have been experiencing recently!). The sailors are terrified as disaster seems imminent, when suddenly a […]

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Ferris Attacks Government At Election Campaign Launch

Ferris Attacks Government At Election Campaign Launch

January 31, 2016 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

  A CROWD of 300 people gathered in the Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night for the launch of Martin Ferris’ election campaign. Ireland South MEP Liadh Ní Riada was the guest speaker on an evening when the  Kerry Sinn Féin TD accused both Fine Gael and Labour of betraying the people […]

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Tralee People Will Have Fond Memories Of The Late Terry Wogan

Tralee People Will Have Fond Memories Of The Late Terry Wogan

January 31, 2016 at 10:42 am 2 comments

WE all woke up to the sad news this morning that Terry Wogan has died and many Tralee people will have fond memories of the broadcasting legend from his time as Rose of Tralee host. The 77 year old broadcaster passed away surrounded by his family after a short battle with […]

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Brilliant St Brendan’s Bring A National Cup Home To Tralee

Brilliant St Brendan’s Bring A National Cup Home To Tralee

January 30, 2016 at 6:04 pm Comments are Disabled

  BASKETBALL is back with a bang in Tralee with St Brendan’s winning the Mens Hula Hoop’s National Intermediate Championship Cup in Tallaght this afternoon. The Tralee side beat Leixlip by 78 points to 60. Kieran Donaghy was named MVP for his dominant contribution and his teammate Darren O’Sullivan was top scorer with […]

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