Articles by: Dermot Crean

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Ballymacelligott GAA Club News

June 24, 2024 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

The Credit Union SFL Div 1 Round 11 Ballymacelligott 1-10 Kerins O’Rahilly’s 4-13 Venue: Ballymacelligott     Date: 23rd June 2024 The stakes were high as Ballymacelligott welcomed Kerins O’Rahilly in the final round of the County League for 2024. Kerins O’Rahillys needed to win today to stay in Division 1 football for 2025. […]

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The Under 14 girls.

John Mitchels GAA Club News

June 24, 2024 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

Golf Classic – Our annual golf classic takes place in Beaufort Gold Club on Friday August 23rd. Always a great day out, a team of 4 is €300 and a tee box can be sponsored for €75. Please contact any of the organizing committee of Pat Kearney, Fergus Foley, Anthony McElligott, Eoin Gallagher, […]

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St Pat’s GAA Club News

St Pat’s GAA Club News

June 24, 2024 at 2:29 pm 0 comments

Club Lotto There was no winner of our club Lotto Jackpot of €3000 on Sunday night last the numbers drawn were 02, 03,13 & 17. The five €30 euro consolation prizes went to: 1.      James Sayers Derrymore 2.      Tommy & Margaret Enright Curraheen 3.      George Poff Lohercannon 4.      Mary & […]

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14.6.2024 : Repro Free : World Sand Dune Day is on the 29th June . ( members of the Maharees Conservation Association  help with the Sand art Work as ongoing work takes place to fix the Sand Dunes ) 
Three creative Artist , , Silke Michels , Zoë Ui Fhaolain Green and Emer Fallon all from Kerry created A Sand Art collage on Magherabeg Cut located on Brandon Bay to mark " . World Sand Dune Day " on the 29th June . The first full-day event as part of Neart na Machairí, takes place this coming Saturday, 29th June. World Sand Dune Day.  World Sand Dune Day is an annual international celebration dedicated to raising awareness about the significance of sand dunes at a crucial time as coastal erosion threatens coastal communities worldwide.  
A series of walks, talks and creative reflection will explore the unique and fragile sand dune habitat of Maharees and how community resilience can be built through a deeper awareness of the natural and human systems shaping it.
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Where to from here? The Neart na Macairí project will hope to harness the incredible strength of the Maharees community to build resilience in the face of the climate impacts to come.

It isn’t every day that a small west Kerry-based community like Maharees gets awarded a significant national project like the Creative Ireland Ignite project (Neart Na Machairi). It’s testament to the trojan efforts the Maharees community has made to date to work with state agencies, the local authority, academics and NGOs to address climate change impacts felt by the community. This creative climate action project will build on this work and also that of the Dingle Hub who have been leading meaningful climate action on the Dingle Peninsula over the last decade.

The project aims to explore questions of long-range climate change adaptation, the challenges and opportunities; how the community can ready itself for the changes and impacts to come on Maharees and ultimately become resilient.  In partnership with Maharees Conservation Association, Dingle Hub and the community of Maharees, Neart na Macairí will bring ten community members on a learning journey to explore the challenges and opportunities in climate adaptation, alongside three creative practitioners, Emer Fallon, Silke Michels and Zoë Ui Fhaolain Green, and project designer Zoë Rush, whose roles are to facilitate a creative and collaborative exploration of the future of Maharees in relation to climate change and biodiversity loss.  

“This project takes as its starting point that coastal resilience requires an integrated approach, drawing from deep place-based knowledge of these habitats and the customs and traditions of people who live within them as well as expert guidance and collaboration with state agencies to support and incorporate community visions of change within strategic and financial planning.” Neart na Macairí Project Designer, Zoë Rush.

Maharees Conservation Association Chair, Aidan O’Connor said: We have seen what we can achieve as a community when we have the knowledge and support of our stakeholders – we want to take that a step further now. Everyone talks about Maharees being impacted by climate change and sea level rise more than other places but we know there are solutions out there and adaptations we can make to be as resilient as we can going forward.

Deirdre de Bhailis, Dingle Hub: Appreciating this delicate symbiosis and learning how to collaborate with ecological systems is key to the future sustainability of coastal communities. MCA have become an international exemplar of community-led climate adaptation through their multipronged approach to the protection of their dune system. However, this community still faces the same challenges as the rest of the country, with climate predictions for Ireland showing an increase in the strength and frequency of winter storms, higher precipitation levels, increased inland flooding risks, along with increases in sea levels. With 40% of Irish communities living in coastal areas, the question of how communities can adapt to be climate resilient is of key importance to our future . “


The first full-day event as part of Neart na Machairí, takes place this coming Saturday, 29th June. World Sand Dune Day.  World Sand Dune Day is an annual international celebration dedicated to raising awareness about the significance of sand dunes at a crucial time as coastal erosion threatens coastal communities worldwide.  
A series of walks, talks and creative reflection will explore the unique and fragile sand dune habitat of Maharees and how community resilience can be built through a deeper awareness of the natural and human systems shaping it.

Morning Session 10am-12.30pm: Living Within the Dunes: talks, walks & creative reflection with Dr Eugene Farrell (University of Galway), Sally Griffin (Munster Technological University), Monica Kane (Ecologist) and William Hunt (National Parks and Wildlife Service). Embedded artists Emer Fallon, Silke Michels and Zoë Uí Fhaoláin Green will support this learning through a creative reflection session.

Afternoon Session 2-3.45pm: Coastal Erosion, Adaptation & Resilience: featuring Dr Eugene Farrell and members of Maharees Conservation Association CLG.
There will be a limited number of spaces available for these events, please email mahareesconservation@gmail.com to book a space.


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For more information Please contact:
zoe@dinglehub.ie
mahareesconservation@gmail.com
Martha Farrell 086 0862499

Neart na Machairí is a creative climate action project funded through Creative Ireland, facilitated through a partnership between Maharees Conservation Association and Dingle Hub and three embedded artists, Zoë Green O’Fhaolain, Emer fallon and Silke Michels and by project designer, Zoë Rush

Instagram: @zoegreenartist @emer.fallon @silkemichels_art 




 The learnings from this participatory approach will be shared through MCA’s social media channel and the Creative Resilience section of MCA’s website.

Event Planned Out West To Mark World Sand Dune Day

June 24, 2024 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

WORLD Sand Dune Day is on this Saturday, June 29, and members of the Maharees Conservation Association are inviting people to help them celebrate the day. The first full-day event as part of Neart na Machairí, takes place on Saturday. World Sand Dune Day is an annual international celebration dedicated […]

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Here’s What An Taisce Said About Tralee In Latest IBAL Survey

Here’s What An Taisce Said About Tralee In Latest IBAL Survey

June 24, 2024 at 1:40 pm 0 comments

UNFORTUNATELY, Tralee has lost its ‘Clean to European Norms’ status in the latest Irish Business Against Litter Anti-Litter League Survey Tralee was ranked 25th out of 40 towns / cities surveyed — down from 21st in January — and was described as ‘Moderately Littered’. Neighbours Killarney were in 10th position […]

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Austin Stacks GAA Club News

June 24, 2024 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

Austin Stacks GAA Fundraising Event QUID GAME Friday 25th October 2024 Ballyroe Hotel Tralee @8pm What is Quid Game? The Quid Game Fundraising Event is where the thrill of competition meets the spirit of giving! Get ready to be transported into a world of excitement and adrenaline, as you compete […]

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Na Gaeil GAA Club News

Na Gaeil GAA Club News

June 24, 2024 at 12:51 pm 0 comments

Lotto results: Lotto Tue 18th June 2024. Numbers drawn were 7, 15, 17, 24. No winner. Lucky dip winners of €20 were Mary Behan, Liam Lynch, Charles O’Leary, Cara Cullen, Guenter Siech. Our next draw will be tomorrow night and the jackpot will be €2,150. Why not try your luck in our […]

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Tralee Parnells Camogie and Hurling Felie squads with their kindly sponsored kit before they head to the finals in Wexford last weekend 1

Tralee Parnells GAA Club News

June 24, 2024 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

Féile na nGael Weekend Friday the 21st June saw months of preparation come to fruition when our under 15 Hurling and Camogie teams headed to the sunny South East to participate in the National Féile na nGael competition in County Wexford. The players had shown great commitment in the preparation […]

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U12 Girls

Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club News

June 24, 2024 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

Seniors: ” The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better” The above quote aptly sums up our season in division 1 as we battled manfully in the early stages of the league but shorn of the services of our […]

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Catherine Carty (UNESCO Chair Manager), Daniel Mikula (Rare Disease Research Catalyst Consortium) Bernadette Sheehan Gilroy (MTU) Associate Professor Suja Somanadhan (UCD) Dr Maria Caple (UCC) and Professor Josephine Hegarty (UCC).

Symposium On Rare Diseases Held At MTU In Tralee

June 24, 2024 at 11:11 am 0 comments

MUNSTER Technological University (MTU) hosted the All-Ireland Rare Disease Interdisciplinary Research Network (RAiN) symposium on June 10 at its Kerry campus. This symposium was open to anyone living with or interested in rare diseases. Rare diseases, though individually rare, collectively present a formidable challenge to the global population, impacting approximately 350 […]

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Kerry FC To Play Waterford In Munster Senior Cup Final This Evening

Kerry FC To Play Waterford In Munster Senior Cup Final This Evening

June 24, 2024 at 10:52 am 0 comments

Ivan Hurley previews the Munster Senior Cup Final which takes place at Turners Cross in Cork on Monday night… SOME 16 months after Kerry Football Club kicked their first football, the club have the chance to add the first piece of silverware to the Mounthawk Park trophy cabinet tonight. 2024 […]

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Seated is retiring teacher Bríd de Rath with daughter Sinead holding her baby Nína, husband Dave and daughter Regina. At back is Deputy Principal of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Olive Uí Ghearáin, Bríd's daughter Ciara and Principal Liam Ó Chonchubhair at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Very Busy End To The School Year For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

June 22, 2024 at 11:46 am 0 comments

THE school year at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn was a very busy one with a retirement, a graduation and a get-together for the staff the highlights of a hectic week. The school community came together on Thursday to say farewell to Bríd de Rath, a much-loved and respected member of staff […]

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Pupils with the Amber Flag at O'Brennan NS.

O’Brennan NS Earns Its First Amber Flag

June 22, 2024 at 11:46 am 0 comments

THE folks at O’Brennan NS received the news recently that the school has been awarded its first ever Amber Flag. The Amber Flag initiative is an initiative run by Pieta House which recognises the individual efforts of primary and secondary schools, youth reach, third level institutions, community groups, clubs and […]

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Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Owning A Dog

Know Your Rights: What You Need To Know About Owning A Dog

June 22, 2024 at 11:45 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Owning a dog is a big commitment. If you own a dog, the dog is your responsibility. You must have a dog licence and get your dog microchipped. There […]

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Sponsored: Amazing Laser Hair Removal Offer At The CHRC

Sponsored: Amazing Laser Hair Removal Offer At The CHRC

June 22, 2024 at 11:45 am 0 comments

UNWANTED hair is such an issue for both males and females so why not get Summer ready with our medical-grade laser hair removal at CHRC and avail of our fantastic June offer of 50% off for underarm and bikini for only €75, normally €150. If you are tired of waxing, […]

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Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Celebrating Their Anniversary Release In June

Finnegan On Films: Some Movies Celebrating Their Anniversary Release In June

June 22, 2024 at 11:44 am 0 comments

Our movie guy, James Finnegan, takes a look at some movies which celebrate their anniversary releases in June… Thanks to GAA and the European Soccer Championship there are very few films on RTE this weekend, so I am going to look at June releases through the years. Would you believe […]

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The new Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Breándán Fitzgerald.

New Cathaoirleach Elected At Kerry County Council

June 21, 2024 at 12:47 pm 0 comments

FIANNA Fáil county councillor, Breandán Fitzgerald, has been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at its Annual Meeting at County Buildings in Tralee today. Cllr Fitzgerald, who has been a member of Kerry County Council since 2019, represents the Local Electoral Area of Corca Dhuibhne. A native of Dingle and […]

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MTU Cork Athletics Club members and MTU staff celebrating the partnership with H2Compliance as newly unveiled sponsors of the Munster Technological University Athletics Club. Photographed at the MTU Arena, Bishopstown Campus, Cork, Tuesday 18 June 2024. Photo Joleen Cronin

MTU Announces New Sponsor For Athletics Club

June 21, 2024 at 11:28 am 0 comments

MUNSTER Technological University (MTU) has announced that H2 Compliance will sponsor the MTU Athletics Club for the 2024/25 academic year. The company, which is a consulting firm that provides tailored solutions for chemical and environmental compliance, will provide the club with financial support which will be directed towards its facilities […]

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Mr McSweeney's Sixth Class pupils.

PHOTOS: From Scoil Eoin Juniors To Sixth Class Graduates In The Blink Of An Eye

June 21, 2024 at 11:10 am 0 comments

HOW they’ve grown up. Eight years of primary school is coming to an end for pupils from Scoil Eoin Balloonagh’s three sixth classes, as they graduated yesterday to embark on the next step in their educational journey. The sports hall was packed on Thursday as families gathered for the emotional […]

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All Welcome To Annual Mass At Rath Cemetery Next Month

All Welcome To Annual Mass At Rath Cemetery Next Month

June 21, 2024 at 10:00 am 0 comments

THE annual Mass at Rath Cemetery will take place on Wednesday, July 10, at 7.30pm. The Mass draws large crowds every year and the Rathass Graveyard Committee are asking families to attend to the graves of loved ones prior to the event. As always, a large number of clergy will […]

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PHOTOS: Parnells Teams Look Forward To Féile Adventure On Saturday

PHOTOS: Parnells Teams Look Forward To Féile Adventure On Saturday

June 21, 2024 at 9:45 am 0 comments

NOT long now until another historic day for Tralee Parnells hurling and camogie club as they prepare to send two teams to the annual Féile na nGael competition. Having won the Division 1 Kerry Féile competitions earlier this year, both the hurling and camogie teams will take to the fields […]

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Teacher Muireann McCoy with pupils in front of the mural at St John's Parochial School on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John’s Parochial School Pupils Complete Mural In Time For Holidays

June 20, 2024 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

IT’S been an exciting week for pupils at St John’s Parochial School, Ashe Street. Not only were they getting their summer holidays on Thursday afternoon, but they also finished their wonderful mural in time for the sixth class pupils to see it before they left the school for the last […]

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Guests at the event to mark World Refugee Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: TIRC Hosts Event To Mark World Refugee Day

June 20, 2024 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC) hosted an event during Thursday lunchtime to mark World Refugee Day – a day to honour refugees around the world. It is the international day designated by the United Nations to celebrate the courage of those forced to flee their homes. This year the focus […]

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The Dig Tralee archaeological project underway last week at the hillfort site at Knockanacuig, The Kerries on the outskirts of Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Heritage Projects In Kerry To Share €148,000 In Funding

June 20, 2024 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

THE Heritage Council has provided €148,000 in funding for nine heritage projects in Kerry. The Heritage Council grants include funding for a historical survery of buildings in Tralee,  and for the Knockanacuig Community Archaeology Project located just outside Tralee (see full list below). Minister for Education and Kerry T.D. Norma Foley has […]

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Get Set For 43rd Blennerville Horse And Pony Agricultural Show

Get Set For 43rd Blennerville Horse And Pony Agricultural Show

June 20, 2024 at 10:00 am 0 comments

PREPARATIONS are being made for the 43rd Blennerville Horse and Pony Agricultural Show which will take place on Sunday, July 14. This will be the third show to be held in the new showgrounds in Ballymacthomas, Ballymacelligott. Building on the success of previous shows, this year will see Ponies, Horses, Cattle, and […]

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Billy Ryle at the Fenit Christmas Swim back in December.

Billy Wants You To Join Him For A ‘Dip At Dawn’ In Aid Of Vision Ireland

June 19, 2024 at 10:35 am 0 comments

A TRALEE man is inviting people to the “Dip at Dawn” fundraiser at Locke’s Beach, Fenit at 5am on Friday next, June 21. Billy Ryle wants the public to go along to celebrate the Summer Solstice and dip, splash, swim or paddle with the thousands of people across the world […]

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The Kerry U13 girls soccer squad with coaches at The Muckross Park Hotel at the weekend.

Muckross Park Hotel Lays On Celebration For Successful Kerry U13 Girls Soccer Squad

June 19, 2024 at 9:08 am 0 comments

THE Kerry U13 Girls Soccer Team celebrated their recent All Ireland success at the Muckross Park Hotel at the weekend. The girls — which included players from St Brendan’s Park FC and Tralee Dynamos — defeated Cavan/Monaghan 3-2 in the SFAI U13 Inter County Shield Final in Kilkenny last month […]

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Principal of Flemby Ballymacelligott NS Deirdre Harty with Anastasia, Jack Farren, Sophie McKenna and Conor McCarthy on Graduation Day at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Graduation Evening For Flemby NS Pupils During Exciting Times For The School

June 19, 2024 at 9:08 am 0 comments

FAMILIES gathered on a sunny Tuesday evening at Flemby Ballymacelligott NS to see the graduation of three pupils from the school. It was a special time for Conor McCarthy, Jack Farren, and Sophie McKenna who received their graduation hoodies as they prepare to move on to secondary school. Chairperson Bridget […]

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Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club News

June 19, 2024 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Lotto: Sponsored by Almas Takeaway, Milltown  The most recent fortnightly club lotto draw took place on Monday, June 10th at the club grounds. There was no jackpot or match 3 winner on this occasion. The numbers drawn were 6, 9, 22 and the bonus ball was 30. Lucky Dip Winners were […]

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Tralee Boxing Club News

Tralee Boxing Club News

June 19, 2024 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Tralee Boxing Club would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to Kerry County Council for their generous contribution through the Community Support Fund 2024. This funding will be instrumental in purchasing much-needed equipment to accommodate the growing demand for our diverse range of classes. Our offerings include classes for children […]

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