Articles by: Dermot Crean

Moira Doyle, Oisin Doyle, Ciaran O'Sullivan, Mary O'Sullivan and Sadhbh O'Sullivan at the Kerry School of Music fundraising barbecue on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Ryan Higgins

Photos: Barbecue At The Kerry School Of Music

June 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

By Ryan Higgins THE Kerry School of Music held its Holiday Barbecue on Saturday afternoon. The Barbecue, which was in aid of the window replacement fund, drew a large crowds from around the local area. The fundraising efforts were all in aid of the upgrade of the studio wing of the Kerry School of Music. […]

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Ladies from the Balloonagh Class of 1994 gather at Stoker's Lodge on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Balloonagh’s Class Of ’94 Remember Their ‘Salad Days’

June 1, 2014 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

By Danielle Courtney The Woolyheads as Sr. Jacinta called them, aka Balloonagh’s 1994 class, reunited after two decades last Saturday in Stoker’s Lodge to reminisce on their days together in the Mercy school. The reunion has been really 18 months in the planning and it all came together beautifully on […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of The Breath

Roger Harty: The Power Of The Breath

May 31, 2014 at 10:41 am 1 comment

I wrote last week about the thinking mind and how we have on average 60,000 thoughts a day – 90% of which are useless and repetitive. As all these thoughts are energy that is a lot of energy needlessly being wasted? If you focus your mind on your breath (breathing […]

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VIDEO: Dance2Destiny Fashion Show Raises Cash For Charities

VIDEO: Dance2Destiny Fashion Show Raises Cash For Charities

May 31, 2014 at 10:40 am 2 comments

Click on above ad for more By Ryan Higgins CHARITY fashion show ‘Dance 2 Destiny’ took the Fels Point Hotel by storm this Friday as local men and women took to the catwalk in aid of three charities. The event, which was organised by Joanne Barry School of Performance showcased, Tralee’s […]

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Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

Out To Lunch: Family Spot Is Just Yummy

May 31, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

Yummy Cafe, Dominick Street WHY didn’t anyone think of it before? For years, eating out with small children in tow was an arduous battle of wills between child and parent. Trying to keep them in their seats, thus stymieing their natural urge to run amok between diners, deftly avoiding the edges of […]

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A group who attended the Balloonagh School Reunion of pupils 1947-59 at the Kerins O'Rahillys Clubhouse on Friday. Front from left; Lol O'Halloran, Ann Smith, Mary Shannon, Joan Hobbert, Lily O'Rourke Moloney, . Margaret McSweeney Thompson, Nora Sweeney Holstead. Back from left; Helen Curtin, Jean O'Halloran, Eleanor Power, Ann Dowling, William Seeler, Peggy Ashe, Nora Ashe, June Sweeney, Betty Healy Kelly, Gloria Healy Newman. Photo by Dermot Crean

Balloonagh Girls Reunite After 65 years

May 31, 2014 at 10:25 am 3 comments

THERE was a lot of catching up to do at the Kerins O’Rahilly’s Clubhouse on Friday night when the Balloonagh girls (and boy) got together again. Pupils of Balloonagh Primary School who attended from 1947-1959 reunited to share memories from those days. Margaret Sweeney and Lol O’Halloran got the ball rolling for the […]

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Getting ready to set off to Kenmare on Sharon O'Brien's hen weekend were, front from left; Martina Boylan, Fiona McMahon, Maura Hennessy, Lorna Comerford. Back from left; Noreen Dennehy, Dorothy Boylan, Natasha Curran, Elizabeth O'Brien, Sharon O'Brien, Clare O'Brien and Majella Kearney. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sharon And Her Hens’ Road Trip To Kenmare

May 30, 2014 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

WATCH out Kenmare, the Mitchels girls are coming! A group of 11 women were getting an early start to the weekend when they left sunny Tralee at 2pm on Friday for a hen weekend in Kenmare. Sharon O’Brien from Mitchels Road is getting married to James Dennehy in July and […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

VIDEO: Tralee Woman Cooks Up New Web Business

May 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman, living in London, has just launched a new website business which shows users how to make tasty low-carb meals. “Basically I started a diet, called the Slow Carb Diet, just over a month ago and I couldn’t find a website to show me how to have tasty, […]

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Helen Burns: The Importance Of Planning

Helen Burns: The Importance Of Planning

May 30, 2014 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

Helen Burns, a certified Business Coach with ActionCOACH, the World’s #1 Business Coaching Franchise, gives advice on planning and setting goals… Why is Planning so Important Anyway? In his book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School,” Mark McCormak made an interesting discovery about the 1979 graduating MBA class. […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk transition year awards night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night were, from left: Ciara Murphy, Ellen O’Brian, Megan Fort, Aoife Leahy. Photo Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Mounthawk TY Students End Of Year Awards

May 30, 2014 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 12o students and their families gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night for the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year annual awards. It was a night where the students also put on a performance of song and drama and where 60 of them received the President’s Gaisce Awards, the most ever […]

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VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

VIDEO: What’s On This Weekend With Danielle

May 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA celebrations, a fundraising barbecue and a literary feast are explored in TraleeToday.ie’s guide to the weekend, presented by Danielle Courtney. Camera: Ryan Higgins  

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Cyclists Prepare To Descend On Tralee For Weekend

Cyclists Prepare To Descend On Tralee For Weekend

May 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm Comments are Disabled

YOU still have a chance to get involved in a ‘wheelie’ good event in Tralee this weekend when the town plays host to the second annual Kingdom Alliance Sportive. Kieran Ruttledge, said: “The Kingdom Alliance Sportive is effectively a Tour of Kerry cycle and it has already become a major three day […]

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Spring To Decide By Tuesday If He’ll Run For Labour Leader

Spring To Decide By Tuesday If He’ll Run For Labour Leader

May 29, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

ARTHUR Spring will decide by next Tuesday whether he will put his name forward for the position of Labour leader. Deputy Spring was speaking on the Morning Ireland programme on RTE Radio 1 this morning . “I am considering putting my name forward for both positions at the moment,” the Tralee […]

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Niall Hobbert: Get The Right Advice Before You Start Running

Niall Hobbert: Get The Right Advice Before You Start Running

May 29, 2014 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING on from last week’s workout tips for getting into better shape, I hope you are all doing well and can feel a difference already. This week I will be talking about running. I love seeing people of all ages getting out there doing exercise. Whether it’s in BTS Fitness or another […]

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Emma Lowham, Hazel Donegan, Shauna Coffey, Clodagh Moore, Lauren Flynn soaking up the sun in the Town Park on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Parklife On The First Real Day Of Summer

May 29, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was really the first day of summer and people took full advantage of it by heading to the beaches and scoffing ice-creams. We went to the Town Park – which was looking beautiful as always – and took photos of people of all ages enjoying the sunshine. With a dreary […]

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VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

VIDEO: Ask Tralee: “Where Would You Get The Best ’99’?”

May 28, 2014 at 8:17 pm 1 comment

ONE fine day and it’s gone to our heads here at TraleeToday.ie ! With the town basking in the sunshine and more to come for the next few days we decided to find outWhere Would You Get The Best ’99 in town and what do people love doing during the […]

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New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

New York Stories: Exhibition Opens In County Museum

May 28, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW exhibition on the Irish Mission in New York opens this Wednesday in Tralee and tells the fascinating story of the plight of Irish women who emigrated to the city from 1883 to 1954. ‘The Irish Mission at Watson House’ will be seen for the first time in Ireland when it opens in Kerry County […]

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Green Flags For Tralee Schools

Green Flags For Tralee Schools

May 28, 2014 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS from all over the Tralee area were presented with the prestigious Green Flag at an awards ceremony in Silver Springs Moran Hotel, Cork on Tuesday. Sixty schools from Kerry were awarded Green Flags by An Taisce at the ceremony. Nationally, 205 schools will be awarded their first Green Flag in recognition […]

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John Mitchels GAA News 26/05/2014

John Mitchels GAA News 26/05/2014

May 28, 2014 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP We are away to Ardfert in Round 2 June 21st. Div 1 Junior Co. League Rd 1 Date TBC John Mitchels v Kilcummin T.B.C. Rd 2Date T.B.C. Rathmore v John Mitchels at 7pm. Rd 3 Fri May 23 Lost to Kerins O’Rahillys. Rd 4Fri May 30 John Mitchels […]

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Orlagh Winters: Preparing For Festival Season

Orlagh Winters: Preparing For Festival Season

May 28, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

ONCE upon a time when going to a concert or festival, practicality was the top priority when dressing. How much it has all changed! Today it’s all about the wellies or to be exact The Hunters! My late Grandad would laugh at me today if he were alive to see […]

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Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’

Recovery Haven Launches ‘Celebration Of Light’

May 28, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THOUSANDS of people all over Kerry are expected to take part in the annual ‘Celebration of Light’ this June in aid of  Recovery Haven. “Celebration of Light” has become a very important annual community event which gives an opportunity for all those whose lives have been touched by cancer to […]

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Action from the Division 2B Final between Mitchels Ave and Tralee Celtic

Sport: Celtic Deny Mitchels Title With Late Late Leveller

May 27, 2014 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

  Denny Division 2B League Final Mitchels Avenue 2 Tralee Celtic 2 (Pictures and Report by Tommy Naughton) THE Tralee derby league final between Mitchels Avenue and Tralee Celtic ended all level in Mounthawk Park on Sunday after a last gasp equalizer by Tralee Celtic. The first half saw both […]

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Spring Says Leadership Issue Might Destabilise Coalition

Spring Says Leadership Issue Might Destabilise Coalition

May 27, 2014 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

DEPUTY Arthur Spring has said that there is a possibility that the current Labour leadership issue might destabilise the Government. Mr Spring was speaking on the Kerry Today show on Radio Kerry this morning where he told host, Jerry O’Sullivan, that if given the chance to serve in a new cabinet he would […]

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Mary O’Donnell: The Beauty Spot

Mary O’Donnell: The Beauty Spot

May 27, 2014 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week I caught up with Majella O’Connell of O’Connells Pharmacy in St. Brendan’s Park. Late opening and parking outside the door makes this pharmacy a great place to shop for your cosmetic needs. At the moment they have the Vichy skin diagnosis machine, which tells you what is going on […]

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Five Businesses You’d Miss Around The Town

Five Businesses You’d Miss Around The Town

May 26, 2014 at 10:51 pm 4 comments

With the welcome return of The Brogue Inn imminent – well, July anyway – we look at other Tralee businesses which have closed down in the past and are sorely missed. Jungle Jim’s Many’s a birthday party was celebrated and many a child trampled on, as they swam through a river of […]

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Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News 26/05/2014

Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA News 26/05/2014

May 26, 2014 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Juveniles U6/8/10 U8: “Go Games Blitz” will be hosted by Austin Stacks this Thursday 29th in Connolly Park. Players are asked to be there at 5.30. U8s and U10 Boys will travel to An Gaeltacht on Saturday next. Bus leaves Healy Park Ballyrickard at 9.15 sharp. U8/10 Girls: U8/10 girls […]

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Leandra Nana and Nina Duggan of Mercy Mounthawk school.

VIDEO: Girls Go Without Phones For 72 Hours…And Survive!

May 26, 2014 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students lived through what many of their peers would consider their worst nightmare at the weekend. Leandra Nana and Nina Duggan, Transition Year students at Mercy Mounthawk took part in the experiment for Radio Kerry’s Talkabout programme to give up their phones for 72 hours. And they lived to […]

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Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

Labour Leadership ‘Has To Grow A Pair’ Says Cllr Terry O’Brien

May 26, 2014 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

LABOUR councillor Terry O’Brien says the leaders of the party have to “grow a pair” and make some tough decisions or the party “be non-existent” after the next general election. Cllr O’Brien was speaking at the John Mitchels GAA Complex on Sunday after he was re-elected to Kerry County Council. “Labour […]

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Great Night For Rockies At The Track

Great Night For Rockies At The Track

May 26, 2014 at 10:39 am 1 comment

THE Rockies were out in force at the dog track on Saturday night for an Austin Stacks fundraiser to aid the purchase of the ‘Nuns Field’ in Connolly Park. One of the highlights of the night was a Bartenders race, with Niall ‘Flash’ O’Shea proving he was lightning quick on […]

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Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

Chris Murray: Succession Issues In The Family Business

May 26, 2014 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

By Chris Murray QUITE often, in family businesses, the importance of careful planning for the passing of the control and ownership of a family business does not get the attention that it merits. In terms of planning, succession is not regarded as a business issue – indeed succession can often […]

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