Articles by: Dermot Crean

Gradam Ceoil Sóisir winners Micheál Ó Ficheallaigh, Rebekah Ní Shithigh, Grace Ní Ifearnáin, Emma Ní Ifearnáin Peter Ó Dúghaill. Photo by John Walsh

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Honours Students At Annual Awards

May 28, 2022 at 8:58 am 0 comments

STUDENTS and staff at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí celebrated a busy and very successful school year at their annual awards ceremony held in the school in Moyderwell on Thursday afternoon. The academic, artistic and sporting achievements of the students were celebrated and awards were presented to over 30 students. Príomhoide Ruairí Ó […]

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Gearóid Costello with Anne and Ger Costello at the Coláiste Gleann Lí Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Coláiste Gleann Lí Students

May 28, 2022 at 8:58 am 0 comments

THE 6th year students of Coláiste Gleann Lí bade farewell to their fellow students and teachers at a heartfelt and emotional Graduation Ceremony held at the school on Friday. The ceremony marked the completion of five years post-primary schooling for the class of 2022 and was opened with the musical […]

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Know Your Rights: One Parent Family Payment

Know Your Rights: One Parent Family Payment

May 28, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public…  What is the One-Parent Family Payment? The One-Parent Family Payment (OFP) is a payment for men and women under 66 who are bringing children up without the support of […]

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Sponsored: Venus Bliss Tackles Cellulite At CHRC

Sponsored: Venus Bliss Tackles Cellulite At CHRC

May 28, 2022 at 8:57 am 0 comments

Mary O’Donnell, of the Cosmetic and Hair Restoration Clinic in the Bon Secours in Tralee, on tackling cellulite at the clinic… Is cellulite affecting your confidence? It is estimated 85% of females, over the age of 21 and older have cellulite. Cellulite is more common in females, often due to […]

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Finnegan On Films: War, Comedy, Drama And Romance On The Box

Finnegan On Films: War, Comedy, Drama And Romance On The Box

May 28, 2022 at 8:56 am 0 comments

On a weekend dominated by sporting attractions, there is still a good selection of films available on the television tonight says our movie guy, James Finnegan… Hotel Transylvania (Saturday 6.35pm RTE1) is a comedy animated story about a hotel  set up by Count Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) for the […]

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David Clifford. Photo by Dermot Crean

David Clifford Not In Kerry Panel As Team For Limerick Clash Is Named

May 27, 2022 at 8:48 pm 0 comments

KERRY take on Limerick on Saturday in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final (throw-in 3pm) in Killarney and the team has been named. There’s no David Clifford in the match day panel with Paul Geaney named at full-forward. Once again it’s an all-Na Gaeil midfield once again of Diarmuid O’Connor […]

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Catherine Moore, Madeleine McCarthy, Sean Farrell, Emma Poff, Carol Anne O'Donoghue and Robert Kennedy at the official opening of the new extension at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Extension Officially Opened At Scoil Eoin Balloonagh

May 27, 2022 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

GLORIOUS sunshine greeted guests to Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh on Friday for the official opening of the new extension at the school. Minister for Education Norma Foley performed the cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion. Watching on were Bishop Ray, Browne, former Minister Jimmy […]

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Síle Ní Loingsigh, Aoife Ní Shuilleabháin, Ciara Ní Chroidheáin, Grace Ní Bhriain and Ella Ní Bhraoin at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night For Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

May 27, 2022 at 9:53 am 0 comments

WITH less than two weeks to go before the start of the Leaving Cert exams, the sixth year students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí gathered for a graduation ceremony in The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. “We had 74 Leaving Cert students this year, the most we’ve had so far in the […]

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Early Call For Anyone Planning An Event For Culture Night 2022

Early Call For Anyone Planning An Event For Culture Night 2022

May 27, 2022 at 9:51 am 0 comments

THE 17th edition of Culture Night will take place on Friday, September 23 and an early call out has gone out to anyone interested in organising an event in Kerry to get in touch with Kerry County Council. Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity […]

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Setting off at the start of the Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Five Things To Do In Tralee And Beyond This Weekend

May 27, 2022 at 9:43 am 0 comments

With glorious sunshine forecast all weekend, it’s a great opportunity to get out and about. Here’s some suggestions on what to do… Saturday 1. Rev up for Deja Vu… If you have any interest in cars, head down to The Mall from around 9am to see a collection of amazing […]

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The launch of the 2022 Spa NS Donal Walsh Memorial 6k Run/Walk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Donal Walsh 6k Walk/Run Challenge Returns This Sunday

May 26, 2022 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

THE ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ will return this Sunday and there’s a fantastic day in prospect for all the family. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. Unfortunately, it was not possible to host […]

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Two Presentation Students Win Prizes In Texaco Children’s Art Competition

Two Presentation Students Win Prizes In Texaco Children’s Art Competition

May 26, 2022 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

TWO pupils from Presenatation Secondary School have won top prizes in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. They were Lucy Warszawska (15) and Clodagh McCluskey (16) who joined fellow Kerry winners, Roibeard O’Lubhaing (7), from Scoil an Fhirtearaigh and Ella De Mórdha (6), from Scoil Dhún Chaoin, as Special Merit Awards […]

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Members of Ardfert GAA at the launch of the Night at the Dogs fundraiser.

Ardfert GAA To Hold Fundraising Event Next Month

May 26, 2022 at 10:25 am 0 comments

ARDFERT GAA football club is holding a Night at the Dogs Fundraiser at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, June 18. There’ll be plenty of entertainment for all the family including a bouncy castle, face painting, best dressed male and female, music on the night and much more. Tickets are Є10 […]

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Ellen Cooke, Katie Dwyer, Kathy Dwyer and Lara Flynn at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation Ceremony at St John's Church on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 26, 2022 at 10:20 am 0 comments

ST John’s Church was packed on Wednesday afternoon as nearly 220 Leaving Cert students from Mercy Mounthawk, joined by their families, attended their graduation ceremony. It’s the first time since 2019 that the ceremony was held and a change of venue from St Brendan’s Church to accommodate the large numbers […]

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Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards Finalists Announced

Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards Finalists Announced

May 26, 2022 at 10:17 am 0 comments

THE Connect Kerry Women In Business Awards are back and the finalists in a range of categories have been announced ahead of the event in The Rose Hotel, Tralee on Friday, June 10. Returning after a gap of three years due to COVID, over 100 women have been nominated for […]

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UHK To Receive €12.5m In Funding For Projects

UHK To Receive €12.5m In Funding For Projects

May 26, 2022 at 10:00 am 0 comments

AN investment of €13.11 million in Capital funding will support Kerry Healthcare services across 2022. University Hospital Kerry will receive over €12.5 million in funding this year for a host of key projects including over €6.5 million to fund a state of the art new Blood Science Project. Cahersiveen Community […]

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The helmet up for auction as part of the Deja Vu event in Tralee this weekend.

Helmet Signed By World Rally Stars To Be Auctioned At Tralee Event

May 25, 2022 at 4:50 pm 0 comments

WORLD Rally Championship star Paul Nagle will auction a very special piece of WRC memorabilia for two local organisations this weekend — a helmet signed by world rally stars. The Aghadoe man has come up with a once-off idea to auction the helmet raising funds for both Recovery Haven in […]

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People Invited To Find Out More About ‘Dig Tralee’ Community Archaeology Project

People Invited To Find Out More About ‘Dig Tralee’ Community Archaeology Project

May 25, 2022 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

PEOPLE interested in archaeology and history are invited to the Kerins O’Rahillys Clubhouse on Tuesday 31 May at 7.00pm to find out more about how to get involved in Dig Tralee. This is a community archaeology project that aims to explore the hillfort site at Knockanacuig, on the outskirts of Tralee and […]

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Four Presentation Secondary School teachers who retired over the past two years at a function in their honour on Friday evening in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. From left; Ann O'Mahony, Norma Barden, Clem O'Keeffe and Gabriel Brennan.

Presentation Teachers Finally Get Chance To Honour Retired Colleagues

May 25, 2022 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

TEACHERS from Presentation Secondary School finally had a chance to officially mark the retirement of four colleagues, who left the school over the past three years, at a function in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. With COVID restrictions over the past two years, it was difficult to find the […]

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Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon To Play Free Concert In Milltown For Féile Lughnasadh

May 25, 2022 at 11:52 am 0 comments

TRAD music star Sharon Shannon will be returning to the Kingdom in July as part of Féile Lughnasadh, a free, family-family friendly celebration of traditional music and ancient culture in Milltown. The Milltown Listry CCE are no strangers to hosting the biggest names in traditional music, having welcomed The Chieftains, […]

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HQKerry To Further Expand Into Limerick And Cork Towns

HQKerry To Further Expand Into Limerick And Cork Towns

May 25, 2022 at 11:43 am 0 comments

THE Tralee and Listowel based Coworking Hub operators HQKerry, have announced their intention to further expand their operations outside Kerry. Having recently opened their first hub outside the county in Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, the hub operators Tom O’Leary and Ken Tobin will be partnering on new hubs in Macroom, Co. […]

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TY Active Leisure at Mercy Mounthawk present a cheque to Breda Dyland of Kerry Cancer Support Bus at the school on Tuesday.

Mercy Mounthawk Students Raise Funds For Two Organisations

May 25, 2022 at 11:22 am 0 comments

TWO cheques were presented recently to worthy causes thanks to the actions of students at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. Yesterday, TY Active Leisure presented a cheque for €1358.30 for Kerry Cancer Support Bus after they ran a First Year Olympics, 2nd Year Basketball blitz, First year girls football blitz and a […]

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The staff and management at Enterprise Rent-A-Car Tralee held a fundraising car wash and coffee morning in aid of cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, at their premises on John Joe Sheehy Road on Saturday last. This Tuesday they presented a cheque for €1065.68 to Kathleen Collins of Recovery Haven.  Pictured at the presentation were (l-r) Aaron Daly, Aisling Quigley, Norma O’Connor, Kathleen Collins, Sean Horan and David O’Sullivan

Charity Car Wash Raises Over €1,000 For Recovery Haven

May 25, 2022 at 10:47 am 0 comments

STAFF and management at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Tralee held a fundraising car wash and coffee morning last Saturday in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry. The Enterprise team washed cars for just €5, with a hoover costing the same, people could also pop in for a tea or coffee and make […]

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‘First Dates Ireland’ Seeks Kerry Singletons To Appear On Show

‘First Dates Ireland’ Seeks Kerry Singletons To Appear On Show

May 25, 2022 at 10:33 am 1 comment

THE producers of RTÉ2’s hit show First Dates Ireland is currently taking applications and is encouraging singletons in Kerry to apply. The matchmakers are currently hard at work chatting to potential daters and the requirements to apply are simple;  you have to be 18 or over and single. “We welcome all ages […]

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Austin Stacks

Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

May 24, 2022 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

AUSTIN STACK CLUB ALL-STARS: On Sunday last, our Austin Stack Club All-Stars togged out for the fifth week. We are gradually finding our feet and the children are getting into the routine and having lots of fun! Already the initiative is proving to be a huge success and it feels […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 24, 2022 at 3:44 pm 0 comments

Results Junior Scratch Cup – Saturday 21/5/22 Gross 1.Kieran Dinan Jnr 79 2.Donie O Keeffe 79 3.Jason J Daly 80 4.Mark D O Sullivan 81 Net 1. Kevin Lucey 81 2. David Leen 82 Singles Sponsor Ger Carmody – Sunday 22/5/22 1. Ger Mac Namara 40 pts 2. Sean Corcoran […]

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Kerry Badminton Association News

Kerry Badminton Association News

May 24, 2022 at 3:41 pm 0 comments

THE Kerry Grade D team and the E team played in the Inter League All-Ireland finals on Sunday 22nd in Galway. Grade D, captained by Fergal Hannon, beat Galway 6-3 and beat Wicklow 7-2 Grade E, captained by Aidan McCarthy, beat Galway 5-4 and beat Meath 6-3. A great achievement […]

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Pamela Mkosana and Sthe Mthombemi from Zimbabwe at Africa Day in the Town Park on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Africa Day Brings Crowds To Tralee Town Park

May 24, 2022 at 3:05 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Town Park was alive with African beats and colourful dress on Sunday as families of many nationalities and cultures enjoyed Africa Day. The event, opened by Mayor Johnnie Wall was hosted by Tralee International Resource Centre (TIRC) and the African community in Kerry bringing together different African cultures and […]

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Lucy and Suzanne Grattan with some of the 20th birthday cakes at the Mercy Mounthawk Garden Fete on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Family Entertainment At Mercy Mounthawk Garden Fete

May 24, 2022 at 1:56 pm 1 comment

HUGE crowds attended a special 20th birthday celebration for Mercy Mounthawk on Sunday as they held a Garden Fete. The whole school community, present and past,  gathered to mark the milestone on the school grounds with many stands set up in the sports hall and marquees outside with a range […]

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Two Men Arrested In Relation To Tralee Man’s Death Released Without Charge

Two Men Arrested In Relation To Tralee Man’s Death Released Without Charge

May 24, 2022 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

THE two men arrested in relation to the death of Joe Brosnan in Tralee on Sunday evening, have been released without charge. Gardaí said earlier this morning, that the man in his 30s arrested in relation to the death, which occurred at Abbey Court apartments, was released without charge. This afternoon, […]

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