Articles by: Dermot Crean

Orlagh Winters: Stay Warm During The Cold Snap

Orlagh Winters: Stay Warm During The Cold Snap

December 9, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE hustle and bustle has begun and Tralee is looking fabulous. There is a real Christmas feeling in the air and finally the weather experts are getting it right and we are experiencing some cold weather. So this week I am going to give you some advice on wrapping up […]

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Sean Taaffe: Our Award-Winning New Columnist Gives Advice On Hair Matters

Sean Taaffe: Our Award-Winning New Columnist Gives Advice On Hair Matters

December 9, 2014 at 9:52 am 1 comment

Sean Taaffe of Sean Taaffe Hair And Beauty answers questions on all things hair-related in his new column for TraleeToday.ie… Q. I’ve long dyed blond hair and have had it this way for years. My hairdresser has recently refused to colour it and advised me not to use straightens or […]

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Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

December 9, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

Local writer, Anne O’Neill, gives her pick of the books for Christmas for all the family… Christmas 2014 lies tantalizingly on the horizon and the annual frenzy to find gifts for loved ones has begun. I’ve always been a great believer in gifting books at Christmas. They are, after all, the […]

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Na Gaeil GAA News

Na Gaeil GAA News

December 8, 2014 at 9:07 pm Comments are Disabled

NATIONAL GAA DRAW: In association with Croke Park, Na Gaeil are participating in a Monster 15 Prize Draw for prizes including All Star trips , trip to New York,€ 1,500 travel voucher, 2 € 1,000 shopping vouchers and hurling and football All Ireland packages etc. Draw will take place in February. […]

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Gardaí Issue Their 12 Safety Tips For Christmas

Gardaí Issue Their 12 Safety Tips For Christmas

December 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Síochána has published its Twelve Safety Tips of Christmas as a reminder to people about how to protect themselves and their property during the busy festive period. “Christmas should be a time of year for everyone to enjoy. Our aim is to help people have a safe and […]

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Amy Maher and Erin Fitzgibbon of Mercy Mounthawk at the Arty Bits Craft Fair at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Getting Crafty For Christmas At Fels Point

December 8, 2014 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a steady stream of visitors all day to the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday for the ‘Arty Bits Craft Fair’. People from all over the county took stands at the event which had everything from baked goods, jewellery, clothes, pottery and loads of other items. Hundreds of people had a […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Good Nail Maintenance Nailed Down

Mary O’Donnell: Good Nail Maintenance Nailed Down

December 8, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

MY advice for nails for years has gone like this – keep three hand creams. One for work, one for the car and one for home. Cuticle oil applied every evening, almond oil is a favourite of mine. If the nails have ridges use a buffer. File the nails from […]

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Raise A Cuppa for Human Rights Day At TIRC

Raise A Cuppa for Human Rights Day At TIRC

December 8, 2014 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC) will celebrate International Human Rights Day with a coffee morning and discussion on Wednesday December 10, from 11am-12pm at their premises in St Patrick’s Bungalows, Boherbee. “Human Rights is at the core of the work we do here in TIRC supporting asylum seekers, refugees […]

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At back; Fionnuala English, Katie Doyle and Marian Kirby with Grace O'Donnell and Philip Doyle at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Fair At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

December 8, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a super festive atmosphere at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Sunday as the school hosted their annual Christmas fair. With crafts, auctions and spot prizes on offer, it was a great family day out with Santa Claus and Kieran Donaghy also on hand to meet the kids. “It’s been […]

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Death Of Handballing Legend Tom ‘Roundy’ McEllistrim

Death Of Handballing Legend Tom ‘Roundy’ McEllistrim

December 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of the legends of Irish handball has passed away. Tom ‘Roundy’ McEllistrim from Ballymac, who won several All-Ireland titles in an illustrious career which spanned decades, passed away on Sunday morning. He was 75. In his career he won four Junior Singles All Irelands [Softball and Hardball] in 1966, […]

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PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time Around Town

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time Around Town

December 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas party season has begun in earnest clubs and businesses enjoying a knees-up to mark the end of the year. We were out over the weekend to take photos of people enjoying themselves. Scroll down for photos…    

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At the Kerry Hurling All Star Awards in Parkers Bar Kilflynn were, from left: David Moran, Dara Shanahan (Young Hurler of The Year), Declan Lovett, Tom Murnan (Player of The Year), Denis Moran. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Who Were The Kerry Hurling Stars Of 2014?

December 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

  A CELEBATION of  Kerry hurling was held at Parker’s Bar in Kilflynn on Saturday night for the Kerry All-Stars night. Kerry county champions Lixnaw and Kilmoyley shared the spoils with four awards each on the night, followed by Abbeydorney and St Brendan’s with two each and Crotta with one. […]

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The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

The Chef’s Table: Having A Party? Then You Need To Read This

December 7, 2014 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies, gives some great tips for entertaining at Christmas… Having friends and family over for a few drinks and nibbles is the perfect stress free way to entertain. Finger food can be as impressive as a full dinner party and there is […]

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Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

December 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

MY sincerest sympathy and empathy goes out to anybody who suffers from panic attacks. Having experienced them in reality myself I can honestly say that I don’t think there is a worse feeling in the world. If you are an onlooker it is a scary experience to witness someone having […]

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Richard Donnelly, Nora Corridon, Paul Hanrahan and Siobhan Fleming before the start of the St Pat's GAA Strictly Come Dancing night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Dancing The Night Away At St Pat’s ‘Strictly’ Event

December 6, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

OH what a night! An incredible crowd, amazing performances and fantastic fun was the order of the  night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel for the second St Pat’s GAA ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event on Friday. Continued below… A crowd of 550 people crammed into the venue to watch the 12 […]

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Out To Lunch: Dishing Up Latin Vibes On Russell Street

Out To Lunch: Dishing Up Latin Vibes On Russell Street

December 6, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

‘Dish’ Russell Street THERE’S a real feel around town now that Christmas is around the corner. The crowds are in the town centre, East 17’s ‘Stay Another Day’ is slithering out of the speakers and it’s getting colder. ‘What better to warm up the body than a Mexican dish’ I […]

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New Pop-Up Shop Offers Something Original For Christmas

New Pop-Up Shop Offers Something Original For Christmas

December 6, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

ORIGINAL Kerry, the professional craft and design network in Kerry, has just opened a pop-up shop on Rock Street in time for the Christmas market. The shop showcases gifts that are made in Kerry and inspired by it and made by the hands of professional craft makers and designers who are based right across […]

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Mary O’Donnell: How To Deal With ‘Red Veins’

Mary O’Donnell: How To Deal With ‘Red Veins’

December 6, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE query I am asked most frequently (besides ‘Mum , where is….?’) is about red veins. Our celtic skin is fair and sensitive and is prone to red veins. A lady recently told me she applies her makeup then goes out. If there is a fire or alcohol, within half an hour her […]

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At The Omniplex: ‘St Vincent’

At The Omniplex: ‘St Vincent’

December 6, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

‘St. Vincent’ by John Lyons IT’S been quite some time since there’s been a quintessential stand-out performance from Bill Murray. As far as I can remember, the last role of his that got everyone talking was in Sofia Coppola’s ‘Lost in Translation’… and that was released over a decade ago! […]

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PHOTOS: Glamour At The Hoteliers Annual Ball

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Hoteliers Annual Ball

December 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

HOTELIERS from around the county gathered at the Dromhall Hotel for the annual ball of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation. The hoteliers were no doubt reflecting on a very good year for the industry and are looking forward to 2015 which is being predicted as one of the […]

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Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

Death Of Kerry Political Giant Jackie Healy Rae

December 5, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE death has taken place of the former Independent Deputy for Kerry South, Jackie Healy Rae. The 83 year old Kilgarvan man had been ill for some time and died in Kerry General Hospital this afternoon. A post on his son Michael’s Facebook page read: “It is with a sadden […]

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George Poff, Daniel Giles, Mona Butler and Grace O'Donnell at the 'Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire' night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: €25,000 Raised At ‘Thousandaire’ Night For Tralee Churches

December 5, 2014 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

A FUN event was held in Ballyroe last night in aid of the three Church of Ireland churches which were damaged in the storms earlier this year. ‘Who Wants To Be A Thousandaire’ drew a good turnout to the hotel where an amazing  €25,000 was raised by the event through advertising and […]

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Five Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

Five Things To Do Around Town This Weekend

December 5, 2014 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER week down so it’s time to relax and enjoy the weekend. But how will you spend your time after the shopping? FRIDAY 1. Party on down… The minute the clock struck midnight on Sunday night, taking us into December, was the signal for the official start of Party Season™. If […]

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Decline In Tralee’s Commercial Vacancy Rate

Decline In Tralee’s Commercial Vacancy Rate

December 5, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE vacancy rate for commercial units or premises recorded in Kerry in Q3 is the lowest in the country at 8.9% according to the third GeoView quarterly report on Commercial Vacancy Rates, published jointly by GeoDirectory and DKM Economic Consultants.   The report showed that the vacancy rate in Tralee had decreased by […]

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Majella Wins Category At National Volunteer Awards

Majella Wins Category At National Volunteer Awards

December 4, 2014 at 11:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A MEMBER of the Tralee Irish Red Cross branch was honoured at the National Volunteer Awards tonight. Lixnaw native Majella Forde has been honoured as an awardee in the Health and Disability category of the awards held in Dublin City Hall earlier. Majella Forde volunteers as an Area Director of […]

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VIDEO: Dramatic Footage Of Shipwreck Filmed Onboard By Tralee Man Brian Carlin

December 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST weekend, Tralee man, Brian Carlin, was involved in a shipwreck when the yacht in which he was travelling in the Volvo Ocean Race  was grounded on a remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The Tralee man, an onboard reporter, captured the dramatic incident on camera which can be seen below. […]

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Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

December 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) due to a number of patients with suspected norovirus – commonly known as the vomiting bug. Visitors are asked to adhere strictly to the visiting times which are 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Two visitors are allowed per patient with […]

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Funding Of €7,500 For Tralee Youth Project

Funding Of €7,500 For Tralee Youth Project

December 4, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE youth project has received a capital grant for €7,500 from the Government. The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr James O’Reilly, announced that three Kerry youth organisations are to receive capital grants to upgrade their projects. Tralee, Killarney and Listowel Special Projects for youth are to receive […]

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VIDEO: CBS The Green Defeated By The Sem In O’Sullivan Cup Decider

VIDEO: CBS The Green Defeated By The Sem In O’Sullivan Cup Decider

December 4, 2014 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

Match report and video highlights (below, courtesy of CBS The Green) of Kerry Colleges Under 18½ – O’Sullivan Cup Final… St Brendans Killarney 1-19 C.B.S The Green 1-7 A damp and wet John Mitchels GAA grounds, hosted a brilliant battle between two of Kerry’s elite level teams, St Brendans Killarney and C.B.S […]

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Kieran Donaghy with his Kerry Blue Terrier, Bailey, who won the Cutest Puppy and Best Puppy categories in the Féile na mBláth Dog Show on Saturday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Star’, Santa And Sam To Turn Up At Gaelscoil’s Christmas Fair

December 4, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN Donaghy and friends will lend a hand to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Annual Christmas Fair Day which takes place this Sunday, December 7 in the school hall from 1pm-4pm. Everyone is welcome and there will be plenty of crafts, auctions and spot prizes on offer, with plenty of festive fun for everyone at the […]

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