Archive for May, 2014

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Sport: Weakened Rockies To Find It Tough Up North

Sport: Weakened Rockies To Find It Tough Up North

May 30, 2014 at 2:52 pm 0 comments

AUSTIN STACKS open their Super Valu Senior Football County Championship campaign with a trip to Listowel to face Feale Rangers this Sunday at 3.30pm.  It’s now 20 years since Stacks lifted the county championship wearing those iconic Dee Butchers emblazoned shirts. Too long a wait for one of the most successful […]

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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Tralee artists who will showcase their work at KFest in Killorglin this weekend are from left: Mary Leen, Dominique Ammann and Tricia O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Three Tralee Artists To Showcase At Killorglin KFest

May 30, 2014 at 10:13 am 0 comments

THE KFest Arts festival takes place over the weekend in Killorglin and will showcase work from three Tralee artists. Mary Leen the creator of a stain-glass memorial to Donal Walsh which was unveiled in the The Green school recently will be taking her talents quite literally on the road. She has converted […]

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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 0 comments

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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Jack Savage, will play an extremely important part in this year's league. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sport: Can Kerins O’Rahilly’s Beat South Kerry?

May 30, 2014 at 9:44 am 0 comments

KERINS O’RAHILLYS make the trip down south to face South Kerry in Cahersiveen in round 1 of the Super Valu Senior Football County Championship this Sunday at 2.30pm. Barry O’Shea’s charges have been promising so far in the league  this year which currently sees them unbeaten and top of division […]

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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Want To Quit Smoking?

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Want To Quit Smoking?

May 29, 2014 at 3:37 pm 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on quitting smoking  Why should I quit? The health benefits of stopping smoking become evident within a very short time period. • As soon as you stop smoking, body will begin to rid itself of tobacco toxins. • […]

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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

Jason O’Sullivan: Songs In The Key Of Life

May 29, 2014 at 9:16 am 0 comments

  From bootlegged tapes out of a suitcase during the festival to being on stage with U2. Well known face on the Tralee music scene, Jason O’Sullivan, tells us his Songs In The Key Of Life…. “I think I will skip most of the eighties considering all that was in my cassette […]

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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Music: New Single And Video From Ian O’Doherty

Music: New Single And Video From Ian O’Doherty

May 28, 2014 at 9:30 am 0 comments

Tralee-based musician, Ian O’Doherty, has released a brand new single called ‘Woven’ along with an impressive video to go with it. “The idea is to hit single after single and use them to raise awareness and maybe something will stick,” Ian said. “I plan to release three more singles this year, […]

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7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

May 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

Not long now lads and lassies! But don’t fret, because Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy here at TraleeToday.ie have the perfect study tips to prepare for the Leaving Cert…ok, maybe not that perfect 1. Tidy your desk Before you can even hope to start studying, you need to prepare a harmonious […]

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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 0 comments

  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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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A group at the launch of the Dance2Destiny charity fashion show in aid of Pieta House and the Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hoping For A Runway Success At Fashion Show

May 27, 2014 at 10:45 am 0 comments

A CHARITY fashion show will take place this Friday night in aid of three vital charities and organisations. The event called ‘Dance 2 Destiny’ is being organised by Joanne Barry School of Performance and will aid Breast Cancer Research, Recovery Haven and Pieta House, the latter which is particularly important to Joanne. […]

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