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St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge Returns

May 23, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

IT’S proved a popular event over the past number of years so it makes sense that the terrific St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge would return again this year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula […]

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Don O’Neill with husband Pascal Guillermie.

Don and Pascal To Return For Recovery Haven Kerry Gala Ball 

May 21, 2019 at 11:01 am 0 comments

FOLLOWING on from the overwhelming success of last year’s sell-out fundraising gala ball with designer Don O’Neill and husband Pascal Guillermie, Recovery Haven Kerry is thrilled to announce that the dynamic duo are set to return to Kerry to do it all again this July. Tralee’s Ballyroe Heights Hotel will […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

May 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

THERE is something about the month of May that I love. It’s exciting in many ways in the sense that it’s really all about renewal and rebirth. It’s so consistent — the trees have new leaves, the birds are nesting, baby lambs are born, the sound of the cuckoo can […]

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Sinead Crean, Fiona James, Denise Hanbidge, Jillian Maher, Liza Barrett, Leanne Brennan and Thomas McGrath at the Throwback 90s Disco in Benner's Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Going Back In Time At 90s Throwback Disco In Benners

May 18, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE sounds of the 90s permeated through the walls of Benners Hotel on Friday night as they hosted a nostalgic fundraiser in aid of Kerry Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland. Organised by Karen Twamley whose son Harry (2) has Cystic Fibrosis, it proved a huge success. “It was a brilliant […]

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Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

May 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLYGARRY House Hotel’s Balance Fitness & Wellness Suite is a state of the art fully equipped gym with specialised cardiovascular and resistance training equipment by BLK BOX who are leaders in gym installations. It steers away from the cardio-based hotel gyms that are slowly evolving to the style of […]

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Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

May 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS is a concept that I came across many years ago and it can be very helpful advice if one knows when and where to use it. Initial examination of this could suggest that it is being rude, but that is not meant to be the case so if I’m […]

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Aoife Ní Dhuilleáin, Leah Nic Ionrachtaigh and Abbie Ní Bhrosnacháin at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí TY Students fashion show at The Rose Hotel on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste TY Students Hit The Catwalk At Annual Fashion Show

May 10, 2019 at 3:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transition Year Fashion Show was another great success last night at The Rose Hotel. It’s been going on now for several years as the students take to the catwalk in fashions from numerous local businesses. Mentored by teacher Michelle D’Altúin, the students organise every aspect of […]

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Four of the Kerry Rose 2019 contestants Karen Dineen, Shannan Howe, Emer Forde and Leanne Haussmann. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Rose Contestants Meet Up For Information Session

May 7, 2019 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of contestants for the Kerry Rose 2019 met up in The Rose Hotel on Monday to find out more about what the next few weeks has in store for them. While there are 17 ladies confirmed for the selection night which takes place on Saturday, June 8, there’s […]

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Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

May 5, 2019 at 10:56 am 1 comment

I DISCOVERED this by accident a few years ago when I came across a sheet of paper with the formula written on it. The funny thing about it is that the formula was never explained to me and that fact I now believe is part of its beauty. It explains […]

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At the coffee fundraiser for a new Chemotherapy Day Unit at UHK were Bracker O'Regan, Bridget O'Connor, Evelyn O'Regan, Mikey Sheehy, Mary O'Regan, Darren O'Sullivan and Mary Fitzgerald at Carraig Donn on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: People Give Generously At Carraig Donn Coffee Morning For Chemotherapy Unit

May 4, 2019 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic response to a fundraiser in a Tralee shop on Friday morning/afternoon. Carraig Donn on Bridge Street hosted a coffee morning event to raise funds for a new Chemotherapy Day Unit at University Hospital Kerry. The crowds attending were boosted thanks to the store offering a 25% discount […]

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PHOTOS: A Stylish Start To The Food Festival At ‘The Enclosure’ In Benners

PHOTOS: A Stylish Start To The Food Festival At ‘The Enclosure’ In Benners

May 4, 2019 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

APART from a slight chill in the air, the sun shone and there was a real summer feel at a party to truly kick off the Tralee Food Festival yesterday evening. Held in the open space of the courtyard of Benner’s Hotel, ‘The Enclosure’ was the official private festival ppening party […]

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Elma Walsh joined staff and pupils at Spa NS on Thursday morning to launch the 2019 Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge.

A Wonderful Family Day Awaits At The Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge

May 3, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2019 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the sixth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amzing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Helen Quealy Murphy, judge of Ladies Day in Listowel Races on Sunday, June 2. Photo: John Kelliher

Fashion And Fun In Listowel For June Bank Holiday Racing

May 2, 2019 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTOWEL Race Company this week officially launched their popular June Bank Holiday Race Meeting which will take place on the scenic course on Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3. Top fashion blogger, Helen Quealy Murphy, aka Daily Diva Diary, will judge the Listowel Races Ladies Day on the Sunday […]

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Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

May 1, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will commence the highly-regarded CLIMB programme on Wednesday next, May 8, to support children aged between 5-12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis on a parent or other significant adult. Facilitated by award-winning play therapist, Edel Lawlor of Expressive Play, […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey 'Run For The Rock' at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Great Day Planned For The Paul Lucey Memorial Run/Walk

April 28, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is just over a week away and people are encouraged to put it in their diaries for a wonderful day of entertainment. The run will take place from Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, which […]

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Alison McGaley models an outfit from Annbury's during the fundraiser at Guiney's on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fashion Show And A Cuppa At Fundraiser In Guiney’s

April 27, 2019 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

BEFORE the storm hit on Friday, staff from Guiney’s on Abbeycourt held a coffee/fashion morning in aid of the Palliative Care Unit. Organised by Eileen O’Mahony and Alison McGaley, stylist Danny Leane of Annbury’s Boutique hosted a fashion show featuring outfits from his own store and Guiney’s. There was free […]

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Chill Out With A ‘Spring Yoga Brunch’ During Bank Holiday Weekend

April 25, 2019 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

IF your looking for a relaxing break from the fun of the Tralee Food Festival, The Ashe Hotel have the ideal event on the Sunday (May 5) of the Bank Holiday Weekend. They will hold a ‘Spring Yoga Brunch’ which consists of a peaceful 1hr 15mins Vinyasa Yoga practice with Maeve […]

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Pupils, staff and parents launch the Ardfert NS Cycle which takes place on Sunday, April 28. Photo by Dermot Crean

All Set For Annual Ardfert Cycle This Sunday

April 24, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are in place for the 6th Ardfert Annual Cycle this Sunday at 10am in aid of Ardfert  School Building Fund. This cycle provides the perfect opportunity for those preparing for the Ring of Beara / Ring of Kerry / Ring of Clare / Wild Atlantic Mizen  events later […]

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Mike Brosnan congratulating his wife Rose Brosnan at the finish of the Tralee Marathon on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: True Grit Sees Competitors Home At Tralee Marathon

April 22, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

WITH light winds and dry conditions, the competitors couldn’t complain too much about the conditions for the Tralee Marathon on Saturday. Around 150 runners took off from outside the Aquadome at 9am and made their way on a route which saw them take in Barrow, Fenit and Ardfert before finishing […]

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Fionnbar Walsh, Kieran Donaghy, Jimmy Deenihan, John O'Keeffe, Aidan O'Mahony and David Wallace at the Unsung Hero Cycle from Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Set Off On Unsung Hero Cycle From Ballyseedy Garden Centre

April 21, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

CONDITIONS were ideal for the second annual Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle, in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry at Ballyseedy Home & Garden on Saturday. The sun had yet to come out, but it was dry as hundreds of cyclists took to the road. There were some sporting legends to […]

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Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

April 21, 2019 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

IF your trying to deliver a message perhaps the most important thing aside from the message is to keep it simple and to the point. Thus the acronym KISS Keep It Simple Stupid  (Sweetheart if you’re sensitive!) To this end nothing I believe could be simpler, more direct and to […]

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Louise Moriarty, Michelle Diggins and Michelle Walsh at the Causeway GAA Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From Causeway GAA Strictly Come Dancing (Part 2)

April 20, 2019 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

WITH around 600 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night, it’s safe to say Causeway GAA’s Strictly Come Dancing was an unqualified success. As we told you earlier (click here for previous coverage), Lorraine Fitzgerald and Gearoid Quilter were chosen by the judges as winners, while the public vote went to […]

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Noreen Quirke, Caroline Somers, Caoimhe Somers, Ita Somers and William Somers at the Ted Moynihan Good Friday Walk for Kerry Hospice from the Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Walk In The Sunshine For Kerry Hospice

April 20, 2019 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

THEY got some weather for the Good Friday walks around Kerry yesterday! The annual walk was the brainchild of the late Ted Moynihan who set up the Tralee walk over 23 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength over the years, spreading all around the county. There […]

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Bluebird Care To Host Free Talks On Dementia At Brandon Hotel

April 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

BLUEBIRD Care Ireland has launched a nationwide roadshow, in support of the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign and it takes place in Tralee at the end of the month. The leading homecare provider, Bluebird Care, launched the Understand, Respect and Respond with Care campaign to raise awareness of dementia in […]

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Dr Fergus Leahy

Health: Feeding Problems In Infancy And Childhood

April 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Fergus Leahy, on feeding problems in infancy and childhood… Feeding problems are a very common occurrence in infancy and childhood.  Common definition of feeding problems is the inability or refusal to eat certain foods. Feeding problems may lead to negative nutritional, developmental and psychological outcomes. Feeding problems […]

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Sharon Lewis of Bamboo inside the Ardfert boutique.

Sponsored: Get Your Fashion Fix At Bamboo In Ardfert Village

April 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the fine weather here for the coming days and the Easter break to enjoy, it’s definitely worth a trip out to the lovely village of Ardfert. And with the fantastic Bamboo boutique located there, you can be assured of finding something special on your visit. While Bamboo — located […]

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The launch of the MOYA Wellness Festival in Ballybunion.

MOYA Festival In Ballybunion To Invigorate The Body And Mind

April 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A FESTIVAL in north Kerry on the May Bank Holiday weekend is encouraging people to let their troubles sink into the golden sand and inhale the invigorating sea air in Ballybunion. MOYA, a festival of Meditation, Ocean, Yoga and Art in the breath-taking seaside town is, according to organisers, a […]

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Rose of Tralee 2018 Kirsten Mate Maher at Sean Taaffe's salon.

Sean Taaffe Partners Up Again With Rose Of Tralee Festival

April 15, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE 60th year celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival have received a springtime boost with the confirmation that the multi­-award winning salon group Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty will be the Official Hair Partner to the event again in 2019. This year’s flagship event on the Irish Festivals […]

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Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

April 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A FEW years ago at a meeting I was introduced as Roger Harty a great fighter of depression. While I welcomed the intent of the person who introduced me, which I have no doubt was well meaning,  I was very quick to point out that the best way to deal […]

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The Serenity Spa

SPONSORED: Serenity Spa At The Rose Hotel Introduces New Bamboo Massage

April 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS spring allow yourself some time for relaxation and reflection with the new Bamboo Massage at Serenity Spa at The Rose Hotel which will energise you physically, mentally and spiritually. Bamboo massage is an innovative way to provide Swedish or deep tissue massage using heated bamboo sticks to roll and […]

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