Articles by: Dermot Crean

Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

Pat Spillane To Judge Tralee GAA Stars’ Food At ‘The Restaurant’ In The Brogue

March 30, 2015 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY football legend Pat Spillane will lead the judging panel where two mystery Tralee footballers take part in a fundraising event for Pieta House at Kirby’s Brogue Inn Tralee on Wednesday, April 29. The high profile footballers will be the ‘Mystery Chefs’ in ‘The Restaurant’ on the night and it will […]

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Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

Minister Launches Great New Kerry Tourism Brochure

March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE next time the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, spends his holidays in Kerry his visit will be enhanced from information contained within the new Kingdom of Kerry Tourist Information Booklet. Minister Donohoe officially launched the new publication on Friday in Tralee and revealed that two of his […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Good Sleep Is Essential For Your Mind And Body…Here’s How To Get It

March 30, 2015 at 9:36 am 1 comment

PENELOPE Cruz apparently gets anything up to 14 hours a night, while Catherine Zeta Jones and Renee Zellwegger swear  it keeps them beautiful. Sleep is the most powerful rejuvenating treatment of them all. From 8pm to 11pm is the time for hydration and stimulation, while 11pm to 3am is the time for […]

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John Brassil Selected As Fianna Fáil Candidate For Next General Election

John Brassil Selected As Fianna Fáil Candidate For Next General Election

March 29, 2015 at 11:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  CLLR John Brassil has been selected to be the Fianna Fail candidate for the Kerry constituency at the next General Election. Cllr Brassil was elected at the Fianna Fail convention held tonight. In the first count, with a quota of 597, Cllr Tom McEllistrim got 406 votes followed by […]

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Stephen O'Brien and Kieran Donaghy, dispossess a Monaghan in the Allianz National League match in Austin Stack Park last year. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Kerry Fall To Farney Men But Can Still Qualify For Semis

March 29, 2015 at 6:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Kerry 0-10 Monaghan 1-11 DOWN, but not out just yet. Monaghan deserve credit for coming to Tralee and digging out a result in a windy Austin Stack Park today, inflicting a second home defeat on the Kingdom this spring. The loss leaves Kerry in sixth position, on six points, just ahead […]

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Bons Is Still Tops For Hand Hygiene

Bons Is Still Tops For Hand Hygiene

March 29, 2015 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S Bon Secours Hospital has Ireland’s highest hand hygiene levels for the second time in a row according to the latest Health Protection Surveillance Centre Survey of 54 Irish hospitals. The survey is carried out by the HSE infectious disease watchdog every six months. The Bon Secours Hospital Tralee is […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds March In Anti-Water Charges Protest

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds March In Anti-Water Charges Protest

March 29, 2015 at 12:35 pm 2 comments

  HUNDREDS took to the streets of Tralee for an anti-water charges protest yesterday. After the huge numbers marched in Dublin last weekend, the local protest was organised by Right2Water Kerry and they came from all over the county to again voice their opposition to Irish Water. The march was organised […]

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Denis 'Ogie' Moran

‘Laochra Gael’ Documentary On Ogie To Be Screened On Tuesday

March 29, 2015 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE popular TG4 GAA documentary series, Loachra Gael, will feature one of Kerry’s most decorated footballers, Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran, on Tuesday. Ogie holds a unique record in Gaelic Football. Alongside his former teammates, Paidí Ó Sé, Pat Spillane, Ger Power and Mikey Sheehy, he is the proud holder of eight All-Ireland […]

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Janet Leahy, Laura Cunningham and Lisa McCarthy at the Elite Make-Up Masterclass with Fortunato Benavoli at CH Chemists on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTO: Tips From A Master At CH Chemists

March 29, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 80 ladies went to CH Chemists on Friday night for a make-up masterclass. They were there to see Lancome Elite Make-Up artist, Fortunato Benavoli gives tips on all things make-up wise. Fortunato has worked with names such as Shiseido and Tom Ford and was recently resident make-up artist at the BAFTAS. […]

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Roger Harty: Body Confidence

Roger Harty: Body Confidence

March 29, 2015 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

  I looked up the word confidence in the dictionary and found the following definition; Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct. Confidence comes from being sure that you are on the right path. It is a form of […]

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VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

VIDEO: How Much Has The Town Changed From This Footage?

March 28, 2015 at 11:03 am 1 comment

HOW things have changed? Hat-tip to the good people at Yummy Cafe’s Facebook page for this one. They posted up a video of aerial footage in the town dated from August 1990. Initially it seems not much has changed in the town, but on closer examination you can see the old Russell […]

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PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

PHOTOS: Star And The Kerry Team Wear Red To Give Charity A Boost

March 28, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY campaign which raised thousands of euro for Crumlin Children’s Hospital this week, got another great boost on Friday when the Kerry team lent their support to the cause. The ‘Glow Hearts 4 Crumlin’ group, made up of six mothers of children who each have a child that was born with […]

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Tralee Entrepreneur Selected For ‘Going For Growth’ National Forum

Tralee Entrepreneur Selected For ‘Going For Growth’ National Forum

March 28, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE entrepreneur Breda Barry was selected for the innovative ‘Going for Growth’ National Forum which was held in Barberstown Castle, Co. Kildare on March 23/24. Going for Growth, a support initiative designed specifically for female entrepreneurs, launched its latest cycle in January 2015 following a competitive process. The 60 successful participants […]

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At The Movies: They’ve Made A Balls Of ‘Cinderella’

At The Movies: They’ve Made A Balls Of ‘Cinderella’

March 28, 2015 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

‘Cinderella’ by John Lyons ‘HAVE courage and be kind’ is the moral of the ‘Cinderella’ story. In fact, that’s probably rather obvious. But Disney seem to be convinced that the only possible way to sink this lesson into children’s skulls is to simply have the characters say it over and […]

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Kerry’s Blues Get Behind Masterful Idea For Club Fundraiser

Kerry’s Blues Get Behind Masterful Idea For Club Fundraiser

March 27, 2015 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THINK you know your golf? Well the Kerins O’Rahilly’s ‘Masters Challenge’ is back again this year with a first prize of €500 for the winner. Now in its third year, the competition has proved a very successful way of generating funds for the club. Past winners who collected the cash are Mossie Kelly […]

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Fenit Man Died In Fall At UCC Building

Fenit Man Died In Fall At UCC Building

March 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Kerry man studying at UCC who died in a fall yesterday has been named. Paul Higgins from Kilfenora, Fenit, died in a fall at the Kane Science Building at the university at around lunchtime yesterday. Emergency services were called to the scene and Mr Higgins, who was aged […]

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PHOTOS: Glamour In Ballyroe At The ITT NAGS Ball

PHOTOS: Glamour In Ballyroe At The ITT NAGS Ball

March 27, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 100 students from the IT Tralee put on their gladrags last night for the NAGS Ball. Taking place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the student were dressed to impress for this annual event for students of Nursing and Agricultural Studies. They enjoyed a four course meal followed by entertainment. We were […]

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Kerry Man Dies After Fall At UCC Building

Kerry Man Dies After Fall At UCC Building

March 27, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

  A KERRY man studying at UCC  has died after a fall at the university on Thursday. The man was in his 20s and died after falling a number of storeys in the Kane Science Building. The incident is believed to have happened at lunchtime yesterday. Emergency services were called to the […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

PHOTOS/REPORT: CBS The Green Makes Russell Cup Final After Big Win Over Rivals

March 26, 2015 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry Schools Football – Under 15A Russell Cup Semi Final Tralee CBS 4-13 St Brendan’s Killarney 0-9 Tralee CBS continued their resurgence as a footballing force with a comprehensive victory over St Brendan’s Killarney in winterish conditions in Farranfore on Wednesday afternoon. The win for Tralee avenged last week’s close […]

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PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS of Moyderwell Mercy Primary gave a huge welcome to two new ‘students’ who enrolled for the day at the school on Wednesday. Great excitement filled the school with the arrival of twin lambs who are just nine days old from teacher, Mr Denis Griffin’s family farm in Clahane. They began […]

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Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

Sinn Féin Gives Support To Dunnes Workers In Solidarity Protest Today

March 26, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

MANDATE trade union have organised a Solidarity Day today to show Dunnes Stores workers, who are due to go on strike on April 2, and it has the backing of Sinn Féin. Sinn Féin Kerry County Councillor Pa Daly has called on the public and other political parties to show their […]

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Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

Two Great Kerry Hurlers To Be Remembered In Tournaments This Weekend

March 26, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

TWO men who hurled with distinction for their clubs and county will be remembered this weekend in two tournaments. The 2015 Gary Scollard (Under 16) and Todd Nolan tournaments were launched last Friday in the John Mitchels GAA Complex by Robert Frost, Cathaoirleach, Comhairle na Mumhan. They go ahead on […]

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Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

Gardaí To Crack Down On Speeding For National ‘Slow Down’ Day

March 25, 2015 at 10:14 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Garda Síochána in Kerry and nationwide will conduct an intensive national speed enforcement operation for a 24 hour period from 7am on Friday, March 27 to 7am on Saturday, March 28. The objective of operation National “Slow Down” Day, according to the Gardaí, is to reduce the number of speed […]

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TUI Branch At IT Tralee Give Notice Of Industrial Action

TUI Branch At IT Tralee Give Notice Of Industrial Action

March 25, 2015 at 9:46 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE TUI branch at the Institute of Technology Tralee has given details of the first stage of industrial action which will be taken in the dispute over the proposed merger between the college and Cork Institute of Technology. In a statement to the press this evening, the Teacher’s Union Of […]

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Zoe’s World: Adventures In ‘Stalking’ On Instagram

Zoe’s World: Adventures In ‘Stalking’ On Instagram

March 25, 2015 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  I HAVE accepted the fact that I will probably never like a photo of myself. Considering that it is a rather broad statement for someone with such an active instagram account (@zoe402), I can say that I never like a photo of myself that I don’t have editing rights to. […]

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Three Donkeys Found Wandering Around Ballyvelly Estate

Three Donkeys Found Wandering Around Ballyvelly Estate

March 25, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

RESIDENTS in a Ballyvelly estate woke up this morning to find a group of four-legged visitors in their area. Three donkeys were found wandering around the Cluain Ard estate but their adventure was short-lived as gardaí arrived soon after 7.30am. Attempts were made to locate the owner of the animals in the surrounding farms in the Kerries and Lohercannon area but this […]

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Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

Foodies To Flock To See Michelin Star Chefs In Action At Festival

March 25, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHT of Ireland’s finest Michelin Star and celebrity chefs will be cooking up a storm in the Food & Wine Magazine Village hosted by Norah Casey, at the inaugural boutique festival at Killarney House Demesne on June 27 and 28. Derry Clarke (L’Ecrivain, Dublin), Ross Lewis (Chapter One, Dublin) and JP McMahon (EatGalway Restaurant […]

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McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

McDonald’s Restaurants In Kerry To Give FREE Breakfasts This Friday

March 25, 2015 at 9:56 am 1 comment

THIS is not a drill! McDonald’s Restaurants today officially launched Free Breakfast Friday, which will see the company give away 40,000 Egg McMuffins for free this Friday – including its Tralee and Killarney branches. In a press release we received this morning, all of the 87 McDonald’s restaurants around Ireland […]

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VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

VIDEO: Two Men Get Medieval On Each Other At The Museum

March 24, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you were driving from south Kerry yesterday, you may have passed a couple of gentlemen dressed in full medieval armoury, hitchhiking on the road. No, you weren’t hallucinating, it was two lads from Medieval Armoured Combat Ireland who are raising awareness of their efforts to head to Poland next month as part […]

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Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan, Miriam Lyons, Natalie Vanhattem and Chief Superintendent Pat O'Sullivan at the Kerry launch of 'Here I Am' on Saturday in the Manor West Retail Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

Exhibition Of Images From New Book Brightens Up Manor West

March 24, 2015 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY was a suitable day for the Kerry launch of a new book containing 90 photos of children with Down Syndrome. March 21 was World Down Syndrome Day and there was a great turnout at the Manor West Retail Park for the event, where some of the photos from ‘Here I Am’ were […]

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