Articles by: Dermot Crean

Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

Helen’s Made-Up About Winning Top Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists were in the awards again when one of their cosmetics’ staff won a national award recently. Helen Lawlor Parker from Fenit beat off hundreds of nominees to win the prestigious Lancome Consultant of the Year award and collected her prize in Limerick recently. Helen has worked at CH for […]

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Tadhg McGillicuddy, Assistant Hotel Manager, and Rimantas Romaska, Bar Manager, accepting the award for Best Customer Service at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards held in Limerick on Tuesday night.

Great Service Books Brooks Another Award

April 30, 2014 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

BROOKS restaurant at Ballygarry House Hotel have added another accolade to their list having scooped the Best Customer Service award at the Restaurant Association of Ireland awards for the second year in a row. Tadhg McGillicuddy, Hotel Assistant Manager, praised his team for their customer focused attitude and love of the service […]

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VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

VIDEO: Come On ‘Hear The Noise’ At The Greyhound

April 30, 2014 at 7:36 am 1 comment

Oscar Brophy reviews a night of rock at The Greyhound Bar LAST Saturday the Greyhound Bar upheld its reputation as the best place in Tralee to see cool music. It’s something of an oddity; when you walk in, it’s a proper “old man pub”. Not just because of the people drinking […]

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Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

Out To Lunch: A taste of old times

April 30, 2014 at 7:35 am Comments are Disabled

Mary Anne’s Tea Rooms Denny Street SO there I am in downtown Tralee, a sunny April afternoon, an hour to go before giving a big work presentation, and the tummy starts to rumble. Some say you should never eat before a big event. But personally, I’m a bag of cats […]

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Fashion: A Winters Tale

Fashion: A Winters Tale

April 30, 2014 at 7:31 am Comments are Disabled

Meet Our New Fashion Writer, Orlagh Winters, Who Is Welcoming The Onset Of Summer Into Her Wardrobe OH crikey it is here! How did that happen so soon? I am talking about Summer of course! As a lover of the colour black, every year I reluctantly add some colour to […]

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Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

Review: Mark’s Debut Book Is ‘Just’ Right

April 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm 1 comment

IT’S easy to be cynical when another cookbook comes on the market. After all, the bookshops are flooded with them – all promising to turn you into a domestic God or Goddess overnight. But ‘Just Cooking’ is not just another cookbook. It’s written by Mark Doe,  who runs the ‘Just […]

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Norma Foley at her home in Staughton's Row.

Profile: Politics A Way Of Life For Norma

April 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

“In politics, you make your place or you take your place. You don’t expect special treatment because of your gender or ability. You fight your corner.” By Dermot Crean “POLITICS is in his/her blood” is a trite description some observers bandy about when talking about various political candidates. But in the case of […]

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TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

TCA: ‘Candidates Must Back Local Business’

April 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm Comments are Disabled

LOCAL election candidates have been sent a strong message from Tralee Chamber Alliance to commit to backing policies that support their local businesses. A detailed manifesto containing a number of key measures that need to be addressed by the politicians who will be elected to Kerry County Council, could lead […]

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Tax relief for start-ups

Tax relief for start-ups

April 28, 2014 at 8:36 pm Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray No Income Tax for New Business Start Ups ENTREPRENEURS moving from long-term unemployment to business creation can now avail of income tax relief for two years. The Start Your Own Business Relief was introduced in Budget 2014 and made provision for a new incentive for people who […]

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Sarah Corridon, Caroline Corridon and Eileen Stack, Ballyheigue at the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Afternoon in aid of the Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Feast Of Fashion At Ladies Lunch

April 28, 2014 at 8:02 pm Comments are Disabled

SUPER-STYLISH ladies from all over the county came to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Ladies Luncheon and Fashion Show in aid of the Recovery Haven. The event was organised by Margaret Brick of Connexions Marketing, in support of Recovery Haven Cancer Support House in Tralee and was hosted by Orlagh Winters. […]

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‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

‘Time For The Music’ At Siamsa

April 28, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

By Gavin O’Connor HUNDREDS of music lovers enjoyed the best of entertainment from young performers at the weekend when Oliver Hurley’s School of Musical Theatre staged ‘Time For The Music’ in Siamsa Tire. The production was months in the making and featured children of all ages. There were three shows […]

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43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

43 Bags Of Litter Collected At Beaches

April 28, 2014 at 1:27 pm Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the bad weather on Saturday, volunteers came together on three of Kerry’s beaches to join in on the ‘Beach Blitz’ and help clean up Banna Beach, Maherabeg Cut and Blennerville. A fantastic effort was made by all those who braved the elements. A total of 24 people turned up and […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Our Love Affair With Fake Tan

April 28, 2014 at 8:43 am 1 comment

Herbs & Roses Olivia Wall and myself were invited to judges the Best Dressed Lady at the Herbs and Roses launch of the Elemis Brand at the Fels Point Hotel last Thursday. Given the number of beautifully turned out ladies it was a very tough decision. However Marguerite Trant was […]

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Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

Profile: Jim’s Journey In Public Life

April 27, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

“Politics is a personal journey, you either believe in something or you don’t. You’re in a party but you make certain personal decisions. If I lost that approach I would leave politics without hesitation.” By Dermot Crean LOOK around Tralee and chances are you’ll see a bit of Jim Finucane in […]

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Some of the cast in character for Tim Landers Stage School's production of 'Hairspray' at Presentation Primary School on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Hairspray’ Fun At Presentation

April 27, 2014 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School got the Tim Landers treatment on Saturday with his school’s production of Hairspray. “It was a fantastic day and both shows, the afternoon and evening, were great. It was the best show I directed and I’ll be bringing it back again,” said Tim after the evening show. […]

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Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

Munching At Manor With A Taste Of Tralee

April 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean SHOPPERS got a taste of what the finest food artisans in Kerry have to offer on Saturday, at the Taste of Tralee Food Fair at the Manor West Retail Park. Stalls were set up in the main hallway near Tesco where breads, crepes, jams and much more more […]

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What’s On This Weekend

April 25, 2014 at 11:23 pm Comments are Disabled

IF YOU WANT TO INCLUDE SOMETHING IN OUR WHAT’S ON GUIDE, EMAIL THE DETAILS TO dcrean@traleetoday.ie

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Michael Scanlon, Mayor Pat Hussey, Deputy Arthur J Spring, Minister for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Alan Kelly TD and County Manager Tom Curran at the opening of the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit amenity trail on Thursday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

VIDEO: Minister Opens Phase One Of Trail

April 25, 2014 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

  By Dermot Crean MINISTER for State at the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, Alan Kelly TD was in town yesterday to officially open the first phase of the Tralee-Fenit Amenity Trail. The first phase of the trail which stretches from Rock Street, Tralee, to the Bracker O’Regan Road, […]

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All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

All Aboard For The Big Bus Barbecue!

April 25, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean FORMER GAA stars, current ladies rugby supremo and well wishers were on hand on Thursday night for the launch of the fourth annual Big Bus Barbecue in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Group. Kerry legends Sean Walsh, Ger Power and Siobhan Fleming of the Irish ladies ladies rugby […]

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VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

VIDEO: St Pat’s Take On Dingle Way Challenge

April 25, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

ST Pat’s GAA Club are organising a walk called the Dingle Way Challange in an effort to raise funds for the club and promote the local area. Participants will take on a sizeable chunk of the Dingle Peninsula stretching from Cloghane all along beautiful coastline to the finish point at Blennerville […]

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The Meadowlands Hotel

The Meadowlands Hotel

April 25, 2014 at 5:56 am Comments are Disabled

‘Deal of the Day’ at The Meadowlands Hotel:  Main Course, Dessert & Tea or Coffee for €14.95 per person in Johnny Frank’s Bar. CLICK ON IMAGE FOR MORE

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Niall Hobbert of BTS Fitness puts a client through her paces at his gym at Manor Park, Tralee.

Fitness: Get in shape with Niall

April 24, 2014 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

“Your Health is precious so look after it” Hi everyone, My name is Niall Hobbert owner of BTS Fitness club and I will be your resident Personal Trainer for Traleetoday.ie. With over 15 years experience in the industry and many years training a long list of ‘A’ list celebrities and sports […]

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Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

Profile: ‘I’m Fiercely Competitive’ says Gillian

April 24, 2014 at 1:28 pm 4 comments

“If I don’t get elected because of my involvement with the international community, LGBT and the Traveller movement, then that’s fine with me. I’d rather have done five years decent work in supporting minority groups than being elected year after year and turning my back on them.” Dermot Crean meets […]

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Tralee musician embarks on US tour

Tralee musician embarks on US tour

April 24, 2014 at 11:01 am 1 comment

Tralee musician, Daithí Kearney, is embarking on a tour of America on Saturday with members of the DkIT Ceol Oirghialla Traditional Music Ensemble. The Dundalk-based musician (who performed for President Barack Obama in The White House in 2009), along with his colleague, Dr Adèle Commins, will lead the group will depart […]

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The Kerry Chamber Choir who will perform in Killarney this Saturday night.

Passionate Performance For Music Lovers

April 24, 2014 at 9:11 am Comments are Disabled

ANY music lovers travelling to Killarney this Saturday could do no better than visiting St Mary’s Church of Ireland for an evening of to remember. St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Kerry Chamber Choir and Kerry Chamber Orchestra, directed by Aidan O’Carroll and with soloists Grainne O’Carroll (Soprano) and Amanda Neri (Contralto) will […]

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Earl Of Desmond Hotel

Earl Of Desmond Hotel

April 24, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

ANY DESSERT & A COFFEE FOR ONLY €6.00 CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE

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The Gluten Free Kitchen, Ivy Terrace

The Gluten Free Kitchen, Ivy Terrace

April 24, 2014 at 8:43 am Comments are Disabled

Open Sandwiches served on our award winning bread with a choice of topping and three side salads from €5.95. CLICK ON PHOTO FOR MORE  

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No Posters On Poles Before Polls

No Posters On Poles Before Polls

April 23, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council is advising candidates for the forthcoming European and Local Elections not to erect election posters on road traffic signs or poles carrying road traffic signs. Additionally, the Council is advising against hanging banners and posters from road overbridges and pedestrian bridges, as they could become loose or […]

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Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

Profile: Looking Behind The Wall

April 22, 2014 at 8:56 pm 1 comment

Dermot Crean meets the political veteran who has not lost his enthusiasm for Tralee after over 40 years of community service. JOHNNIE Wall is a busy man. The Ballinorig man, with over 40 years service to Fianna Fail, is running as an independent in May’s local elections and he still has […]

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Got A Story? Send Us Your Photos

Got A Story? Send Us Your Photos

April 22, 2014 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

DO you have a story to tell? Would you like us to cover an event or would you like to share your photos from an event on this site? Contact Dermot Crean at dcrean@traleetoday.ie or call 087-9384810  

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