Articles by: Dermot Crean

Orlagh Winters: Kerry Wins Big In The Style Stakes

Orlagh Winters: Kerry Wins Big In The Style Stakes

June 19, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more ON Saturday night in the INEC in Killarney there was an array of stunning dresses that would not be out of place in Cannes or Hollywood. The style was simply bewitching and magical. The reason for this fashionable ball was the annual AIMS (Amateur […]

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Lower Rock Street Clean-Up Planned For This Thursday Morning

Lower Rock Street Clean-Up Planned For This Thursday Morning

June 18, 2014 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Tidy Towns committee have announced details of their new business clean street campaign. A different business street in the centre of Tralee will be targeted each Thursday morning starting this Thursday, June 19, when we will see businesses from Lower Rock Street, provide a staff member to come out between […]

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The five members of Tralee Stars Special Olympics team with their medals. Photo by Danielle Courtney

A Special Welcome Home For Our Olympians

June 18, 2014 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

By Danielle Courtney TRALEE’S very own Special Olympics club, Tralee Together, returned from the Ireland Special Olympics Games 2014 on a high this Monday. For the first time ever the club had five athletes competing in the four day event, which took place in the University of Limerick. All five […]

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Enda Gee and Daniel Casey of Maguire's Butchers, Caherslee with some of the barbecue meats on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Butchers’ Bonanza As Tralee Goes Barbecue Bonkers

June 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the fine weather might not be good for some businesses in the town centre, as everyone heads to the beach, butchers are doing a roaring trade. We visited some of them to ask how sales have gone since the heatwave started and for any barbecue tips. “It’s very busy […]

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With some of the collecting scrap were St Brendans Park players Ronan Ballard, Adam Sheehy, Martin Lukeo, Lorcan Ryan, Even Foley, James Charles. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Scrap Metal Collection To Help St Brendan’s Park Club

June 18, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Park lads are always up for a battle on the soccer pitch, but now they’re hoping people will bring the scrap to them this Saturday. St Brendan’s Park FC  is asking everybody to bring all unwanted scrap metal, batteries, electrical goods and dispose of it for free at Christy Leahy […]

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Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

Chris Murray: Business Tax Planning Strategies

June 18, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

WHERE the owners of a business are the shareholders there is considerable scope for deciding how profits should be taken out of a company. Firstly, this involves deciding whether to take profit as a salary and/or a dividend. There are sixteen factors one should consider when reviewing whether it is […]

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Recovery Haven All Set For Celebration Of Light

Recovery Haven All Set For Celebration Of Light

June 18, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just two days to go until thousands of people around the county take part in a special event in aid of Recovery Haven. The “Celebration of Light” event takes place this Friday at 8pm at 12 locations throughout Kerry. This has become a very important annual community event which gives an […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Stay In The Shades This Summer

June 18, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT is that time of year when sunglasses are needed for soaking up the sun on the beach. They protect our eyes , help prevent crows feet and look good also. When looking for the perfect one, here are some tips. Sunglasses should not […]

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World Cup Tips: Dutch Gold Again And Spain To Bounce Back

World Cup Tips: Dutch Gold Again And Spain To Bounce Back

June 18, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for more DID you follow our tips yesterday and catch Belgium winning 2-1 at 7/1? Oh well. Today sees a do or die game for Spain, Australia face the rampant Dutch and Croatia will hope to bounce back against a Cameroon side who failed to impress against Mexico. […]

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Churchill News 17/6/2014

Churchill News 17/6/2014

June 17, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

GAA Churchill vs Cromane Co. League: Churchill secured another brace of County League points on Saturday night after a hard earned win over Cromane. In what was a very wasteful display, the home team made hard work of securing the points. Churchill made a number of changes on their team […]

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Madeline O'Connor (centre), from Clogher, Ballymacelligott is presented with a cheque for €12,400 following her jackpot win in the Ballymac GAA Lotto by Tom Herlihy, Chairman Ballymac GAA Club. Also included in the picture are members of Madeline's family, winning ticket seller Brendan Mannix, and the Executive members of Ballymac GAA Club.

Madeline Scoops Over €12,000 In Ballymac Lotto

June 17, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

WELL it had to be won sometime and after a century of weeks it was Madeline O’Connor who scooped the Ballymacelligott Lotto worth €12,400. Madeline, from Clogher, who bought the ticket from Brendan Mannix at Ballydwyer Post Office, collected her cheque at O’Riada’s on Saturday night, the same venue where the […]

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Tralee Chamber Alliance AGM Hears Of ‘Very Positive Year’

Tralee Chamber Alliance AGM Hears Of ‘Very Positive Year’

June 17, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more THE coming year will see Tralee Chamber Alliance change its focus to put more emphasis on promoting the business community in the town with a view to attracting more jobs to Tralee. The second AGM of Tralee Chamber Alliance took place on Monday at […]

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Volunteers Needed To Help Out At Rose Of Tralee

Volunteers Needed To Help Out At Rose Of Tralee

June 17, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

VOLUNTEERS are being sought to help co-ordinate and marshal the multitude of events planned for this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival this August. The Rose of Tralee, Haley O’Sullivan, flew in from Texas to help recruit new personnel to join a great team of people who work tirelessly to make […]

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Under 14 Rockies enjoying the quiz night - Michael O'Gara, Dara Barry Walsh, Donagh McMahon, Niall Hurley and Niamh McMahon. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Rockie Faithful Help Out Under 14s With Table Quiz

June 17, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks faithful turned out in force on Friday night to help send youngsters on a trip to Mayo. The U14 Feile Family Fun Quiz was a great success in Connolly Park, well attended by the young footballers and their families who will be travelling to Mayo in two weeks […]

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Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

Helen Burns: Communication Is The Response You Get

June 17, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on communicating with employees… I WAS speaking to a business owner last week and he relayed a big frustration to me; “I cannot seem to get my team to do what I want them to […]

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Is Your Estate Worthy Of A Tidy Tralee Prize?

Is Your Estate Worthy Of A Tidy Tralee Prize?

June 16, 2014 at 12:09 pm 1 comment

IS your estate worthy of a Tidy Tralee award? That’s the question the people at Tidy Tralee Together are asking of estates, homes and businesses as they invite entries for this year’s competition. Criteria and applications forms are now available from traleetidytowns@gmail.com and must be returned by email by Monday, July 14 […]

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Kelliher’s Sponsors Under 13 Football Championship

Kelliher’s Sponsors Under 13 Football Championship

June 16, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

KELLIHER’s Mills Farm, Garden & Pet Supplies of Boyle Business Park, Clash, Tralee are sponsors of this year’s Coiste Thra Li Under 13 Football Championship. This competition will take place in early July, after the Under 12 competition has concluded. A cheque was presented by Edward Kelliher of Kellihers Mills […]

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Great Night For Tralee People At AIMS Awards

Great Night For Tralee People At AIMS Awards

June 16, 2014 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

Click on above ad for more IT was a great night for the Hurley and Landers families on Saturday as they picked up awards at a ceremony in Killarney. The annual Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) Awards took place in the INEC and were attended by just under 1,100 people representing societies throughout […]

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Paul and Caroline O'Sullivan with their three children, Louise, Erin and Megan at their home in Gort na Greine. Photo by Dermot Crean

“Érin’s Just A Normal Seven-Year-Old Girl…But With Limitations”

June 16, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

By Dermot Crean YOUNG Érin O’Sullivan looks like an ordinary, fun-loving seven year old girl who enjoys school and playing with her sisters, Louise and Megan at her home in Gort Na Greine near Gallowsfield. But for Érin, life isn’t always ordinary and easy-going. She suffers from a condition, Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T), […]

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World Cup Tips: French Fancy And An Argentinian Walkover On The Cards

World Cup Tips: French Fancy And An Argentinian Walkover On The Cards

June 15, 2014 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

Not a good day for our tips on Saturday. We were right about Colombia beating Greece – though not about the score – but Uruguay’s shock defeat and England succumbing to Italian guile left us with a beaten docket. We’ll have better luck today though… hopefully. Switzerland V Ecuador 5pm Ottmar Hitzfeld’s […]

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At the launch of the Ballyheigue Summer Festival on Ballyheigue Stand on Friday were  members of the Organising Committee, from left Michael Leane, Brendan Kenny, Clr. John Brassil, (Mayor of Kerry and Chairman of the Ballyheigue Summer Festival), Laura Dineen, John Healy, Mike Nilsson and Fiona Moriarty, with front, Model Kinga Granau. The 12th annual Ballyheigue Summer Festival is on from Sunday 6th to Sunday 13th of July. This year’s programme is packed with lots of fun for everyone of every age, including Ball Roll, Pig Racing, Fashion Show, Human Drag Racing, live music at the Festival Marquee, plus lots more.  For more information, and a full programme of events, visit their Facebook page Ballyheigue Summerfest, or website www.ballyheigue.ie . Most events are FREE. Photo Credit. Pawel Nowak

A Brilliant Ballyheigue Festival Is On The Way

June 15, 2014 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

A FANTASTIC family fun festival will take place in Ballyheigue next month with loads of free entertainment and a fashion show extravaganza. The 12th annual Ballyheigue Summer Festival takes place from Sunday, July 6 to Sunday, July 13. This year’s programme is packed with lots of fun for everyone of […]

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Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

Out To Lunch: Dining Al Fresco In The Sunny Square

June 15, 2014 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Click on ad for much more Nightjar The Square YOU know, when we get the weather there’s no place like home. I walked into the Square on Thursday afternoon to a drumming exhibition from a local school who entertained shoppers and al fresco diners from nearby cafes. It really did have […]

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Outgoing President of Tralee Rotary Club, John Moriarty (second left) hands over the chain of office to incoming President, Derry O'Sullivan, at the Rotary Club dinner at Ballyseedy Castle Hotel on Friday night. Also included in front is Sinead Moriarty (left) and Brigeen O'Sullivan (right) and Tralee Rotary Club members. Photo by Dermot Crean

New President Takes The Reins At Tralee Rotary Club

June 15, 2014 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tralee Rotary Club dinner took place at Ballyseedy Castle Hotel on Friday night which saw a new President take the chain of office. John Moriarty’s final official function as President of the Rotary Club was to hand over the chain of office to incoming President elect for 2014/2015 Derry […]

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Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

June 15, 2014 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

TRULY living in ‘The Now’ is a most wondrous and rewarding way to live life. It might sound strange to speak the obvious to people, but the only time you can truly live is Now. Have you ever managed to live five minutes ago or in five minutes time? It is […]

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Niall Hobbert: A Healthy Body Can Help Towards A Healthy Mind

Niall Hobbert: A Healthy Body Can Help Towards A Healthy Mind

June 14, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

FINALLY the sun has decided to tog out for Kerry. Long overdue if I may say. There’s nothing like getting up early to open up at 6.30am and the sun is there to greet you. It’s a brilliant feeling and you start the day with a smile on your face. […]

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Movie Review: Angelina Can’t Save This Fairytale Flop

Movie Review: Angelina Can’t Save This Fairytale Flop

June 14, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  Maleficent By John Lyons EVEN though Angelina Jolie is one of the biggest movie stars in the world, she’s been out of the spotlight since she starred in Salt and The Tourist in 2010. She’s since directed two films, 2011’s in the Land of Blood and Honey, and Unbroken […]

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VIDEO: Shane Arrives In Tralee After 11th Marathon In 11 Days

VIDEO: Shane Arrives In Tralee After 11th Marathon In 11 Days

June 14, 2014 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A DINGLE man who is expected to complete the remarkable achievement of 12 marathons in 12 days on Saturday afternoon, finished his 11th in Tralee on Friday. Shane Finn has been running since Tuesday, June 3 when he set off from the Phoenix Park in Dublin and has made his […]

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Fine Gael Cllr Is First Mayor Of Tralee Municipal District

Fine Gael Cllr Is First Mayor Of Tralee Municipal District

June 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm 2 comments

FINE Gael councillor Jim Finucane said he was honoured to be the first Mayor of the Tralee Municipal District of Kerry County Council. Cllr Finucane was elected Mayor at the first meeting of the District on Friday morning. He was proposed for the position by Cllr Terry O’Brien (Lab) and […]

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Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

Fantastic Five Take Part In Special Olympics Events

June 13, 2014 at 9:44 am 1 comment

By Danielle Courtney FIVE very excited athletes set off bright and early on Thursday morning to represent Munster in the 100m, 500m and Shot-put in the All Ireland Special Olympics Games 2014 in Limerick. Hugh O’Brien, Liam Purcell, Maurice Moriarty, Eoin O’Sullivan and Christopher Courtney all had their new Munster red […]

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VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

LUNCHTIME in the Square was sunny enough on Thursday, but the pupils from a local school managed to brighten it up even further with a drumming exhibition. The pupils from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Balloonagh were joined by teachers and class-room assistants in a lunchtime show where […]

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