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Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

January 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

LAST week I wrote about change and the fact that accepting change as a constant is a great awareness for living. Change by its very nature is beyond our control and nobody can ultimately guarantee you what is going to happen be it in the next minute, hour, day, week, […]

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Alicia Buckley and Helen Costello at the Operation Transformation walk from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Annual Operation Transformation Walk From The Wetlands

January 19, 2020 at 10:43 am 0 comments

A BEAUTIFUL, crisp Saturday morning at the Wetlands greeted walkers of all ages for the annual walk to coincide with the Operation Transformation TV show. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, with the support of Sport Ireland, joined up with RTE show once again for the National Walk Day with two […]

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Martina Culloty, Betty Culloty and Elaine Giltrap at the John Mitchels GAA Club 'Operation Transformation' Walk on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: John Mitchels Club Begins ‘Operation Transformation’ Walks

January 18, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

EVERYONE’S out and about walking and running these days (between the storms and driving rain that is) and the folks at John Mitchels GAA Club are no exception. Like other clubs in town, they’ve joined up with Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking to host a series of walks at […]

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Stephan and Conor O'Sullivan at the Kerry Sports Academy Open Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands See What Kerry Sports Academy Has To Offer At Open Day

January 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 2,000 people visited the Kerry Sports Academy on the grounds of the IT Tralee North Campus on Saturday and they could not help but be impressed by the range of facilities at the building. The Academy is open to the public for membership and ‘pay as you go’, so […]

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Roger Harty: Change

Roger Harty: Change

January 12, 2020 at 11:24 am 2 comments

IT was a Greek philosopher called Heraclitus who lived around 500 BC who came up with the statement “The only constant is change”. It goes without saying that he didn’t say it in those exact words as he spoke in some sort of Greek/Turkish language but it had exactly the […]

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Participants set off at the Operation Transformation Walk at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

National Walk Day Event To Be Held At The Wetlands Next Week

January 9, 2020 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership, with the support of Sport Ireland, has joined up with Operation Transformation for the National Walk Day on Saturday, January 18 with two walks in Kerry. The national event, now in its tenth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people […]

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Tracy and Leah Kelliher with 'Freddie' and Fiona McPolin with 'Daisy' on the first St Pats GAA Operation Transformation Walk from the club on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Local GAA Club Begins ‘Operation Transformation’ Walks

January 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL ‘Operation Transformation may be returning tonight on RTE ONE, but a local GAA group got a head start on them last night with their own initiative. St Pat’s in Blennerville, in conjunction with Operation Transformation & Get Ireland Walking, are hosting a series of community walks under lights over […]

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Participants and stewards at the final night of the Couch To 5k Run on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Returns Next Week

January 8, 2020 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

By Tom Dillon, PRO, Born to Run If you are looking for a way to put your best foot forward this New Year in terms of fitness, getting active and making new friends, then the Tralee Born to Run Couch-to-5k is just for you. The hugely popular training programme that […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin, Mayor Jim Finucane, Chief Executive Moira Murrell, Ogie Moran (Chairman of North Kerry Way), councillors, Tralee Municipal District staff welcoming plans for the extension of the walkway at Lohercannon to The Spa to connect with the new Tralee-Fenit Greenway. Photo: Pauline Dennigan Photography

New Walkway From Canal To Connect With Tralee-Fenit Greenway

January 7, 2020 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

AS work begins on the construction of the new 10km Tralee to Fenit Greenway, Kerry County Council has announced plans for the extension of an adjacent walking and cycling route along the coast of Tralee Bay which would connect with the greenway and provide a new leisure amenity for the […]

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Siobhan Ryle, Karen Walsh, Katie Fox and Sarah Barry  at the Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Food, Fashion And More At Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch

January 6, 2020 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE party season in Tralee drew to a close on Sunday and Connect Kerry’s annual Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon was a fitting way to see it out. Around 80 ladies were in attendance at the event in The Ashe Hotel and they enjoyed some Skellig Gin or bubbly on […]

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Roger Harty: 2020

Roger Harty: 2020

January 5, 2020 at 2:32 pm 1 comment

I SUPPOSE as an optician, 2020 was always going to be an interesting year with the comments about 20/20 vision etc. As an interesting sidenote – Do you know where the term 20/20 comes from? Answer: It’s the size of a letter that suspends an angle of 5 degrees with […]

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Orla Fitzgerald, Martina O'Connor, Bláthnaid O'Connor and Martina Dillon at the CH Tralee Christmas party at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CH Tralee Staff Looking Stylish At Christmas Party

January 5, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been some year for staff at CH Tralee. The Mall store underwent a huge renovation during much of 2019, before opening in mid-October, followed by the Black Friday/Christmas shopping season bedlam. With all this work there was scant time for play, but that was resolved on Saturday night when […]

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Joe Hannafin, Méabh McElligott, Brian McElligott and Promise Ekwuhana at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Glamour Of The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball

January 4, 2020 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

THEY’LL be back in school in a few days, but there was ample opportunity to party at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. The sixth year students from Mercy Mounthawk organised the annual debs ball where 310 stylish young ladies and gentlemen had a fantastic night out. They enjoyed a […]

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Clodagh Donnelly, Ciara O'Sullivan and Sinead Murphy at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Debs' Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Style At The Gaelcholáiste Students’ Debs Ball

January 3, 2020 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’RE in festive debs season and after the glamour of the CBS Tralee students ball on Monday, it was the turn of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students to glam up on Thursday night. Again, the venue was the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and over 90 students enjoyed a three course meal with entertainment […]

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Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

January 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A TALK on health, nutrition, and more will take place next week in Tralee with all proceeds raised on the night going to the Tír na nÓg Orphanage. Taking place in The Rose Hotel on Thursday, January 9 at 7.30pm, ‘Keeping Health Simple’ has the aim of educating people on […]

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Caitlyn Brick, Jessica Barrett, Jasmine Ryle and Jennifer McLoughlin at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball

December 31, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from CBS The Green and their dates for the evening enjoyed a fun end to the year at their Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday night. Organised by the students, around 115 people sat down for a meal followed by a DJ who kept the party atmosphere going […]

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Launching the 31 Day Challenge were Santa with little Amber O'Connor and Hugh O'Brien. At back are Danny O'Connor, Caroline Corkery and Colin 'Poshey' Aherne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get 2020 Off To A Healthy And Charitable Start With This Challenge

December 31, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE party season is nearly at an end so it’s time to get healthy and active again…and tomorrow is as good a time as any to start. The 31 day January Challenge for positive mental health is once again taking place and is being promoted by local people Colin ‘Poshey’ […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get On Your Bike For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

December 30, 2019 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new year will bring a new start for many and if you have a bike then a cycle in early January is the perfect opportunity for exercise and fresh air. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 11th at 11:00am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne (right) with little Amber O'Connor and her dad Danny and Caroline Corkery (left) launching the fundraising Swimathon which takes place next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Man To Hold Swimathon At Complex To Help Amber

December 29, 2019 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man is hosting a 24 Hour Swimathon to help out a little girl who is battling cancer. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne has organised the event to take place on Saturday, January 18 at 3pm in Tralee Sports Complex for 24 hours with roughly 48 swimmers swimming a half a […]

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Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

December 22, 2019 at 9:20 am 2 comments

I WROTE an article last week about the beauty of a compass and how it is a great instrument to give us security of direction. In the middle of writing that article it dawned on me that ‘compass’ is an integral part of the word compassion. I said to myself […]

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Louise O'Brien, Helena Cullinane, Martin Davenport, Tina Enright and Aisling Muir at 'The Greatest Showman' themed Christmas Party Night on Friday at Ballygarry House Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballygarry Puts On Another Fantastic Show For Christmas Party Night

December 21, 2019 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas party season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… BALLYGARRY House Hotel once again welcomed guests to a super ‘Greatest Showman’ themed Christmas party last night. Over 200 guests enjoyed jazz music and a glass of mulled wine or bubbly on arrival, before a […]

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Launching the 31 Day Challenge were Santa with little Amber O'Connor and Hugh O'Brien. At back are Danny O'Connor, Caroline Corkery and Colin 'Poshey' Aherne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Active For The New Year And Help Great Causes With The 31 Day Challenge

December 16, 2019 at 4:49 pm Comments are Disabled

OK, so we still have Christmas and all that food and fun to look forward to, but it’s worth looking a little further ahead to when we’re all partied out. January is a time for a new start and this is a perfect way to get active and healthy for […]

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Molly Coffey and Dan McCarthy at the Santa 5k Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Set Off From The Wetlands On Santa 5k Fun Run

December 16, 2019 at 1:10 pm 1 comment

IT was a cold morning but spirits were high yet again for the eighth Santa 5k Run on Sunday where hundreds of people set off from the Wetlands. This year the charity to benefit was the Jack and Jill Foundation and it was clear that thousands of euro would be […]

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Catriona Spillane, Olivia Fitzgerald, Sandra Dillon,Patricia O'Connor and Caitriona Ross at the Bon Secours Hospital Christmas Party at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The Bon Secours Hospital Christmas Party

December 15, 2019 at 11:42 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Christmas party season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… WHILE University Hospital Kerry staff were partying in Ballygarry (click here if you missed our photos) at the same time, the employees of the other hospital in Tralee were stepping out in style at […]

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Emma Curtin, Karen Fitzgerald, Jennifer Casey and Mary O'Rourke at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party

December 14, 2019 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas party season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… DON’T worry, there was a few staff left in the hospital on Friday night to attend to patients! Although you wouldn’t have thought it with the attendance at the University Hospital Kerry Christmas Party at […]

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Marie Kearney, Eimear Nolan, Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, Margaret Kennelly, Amanda Brosnan and Martina Lawless at the Mercy Mounthawk Christmas Party In Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time In Kirby’s Brogue Inn

December 14, 2019 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of Christmas Party Season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… THE town is packed every weekend this month with partygoers having a well-earned night out and many of them will pass through the doors of Kirby’s Brogue Inn. The Rock Street bar/restaurant is always a […]

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Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

Kerry Volunteers Wanted To Help Out On Charity’s ‘Lollipop Day’

December 12, 2019 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) needs people in Kerry to help with their 19th annual Lollipop Day. On Friday, February 28 and Saturday, February 29, the national charity will host its fundraising and awareness day in Kerry to help raise funds for Oesophageal Cancer across the country. Lollipop Day involves thousands […]

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Mairead Fernane, Jim Naughton, Jan Rice of the Samaritans, Tim Guiheen, Anne Marie Healy, Niall Shanahan and Mairead Moriarty of the Samaritans at the new sign at Austin Stacks GAA grounds in Connolly Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Sign At Austin Stacks Promotes Mental Health Services

December 11, 2019 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW sign has been erected at Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park promoting local mental health services. The sign gives the contact details of Pieta House and Samaritans and encourages anyone feeling worried or upset to get in touch with them. “I feel clubs need to help their […]

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Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

December 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

I CAN remember it as though it was yesterday when my son, who is now 22, was about four years old and he was standing in the sitting room with a compass in his hand. In walked his uncle who asked him what was that in his hand? The child […]

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Nora Falvey, Maria Cunningham, Sinead O'Connell, Breda Brosnan, Margaret Quinlan, Rosemary Browne and Mary O'Brien of Kilflynn NS at their Christmas party at Kirby's Brogue Inn on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Christmas Party Time In Tralee

December 8, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Christmas Party Season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… IT was wet and windy last night, but it was warm and dry inside the many pubs, restaurants and hotels hosting Christmas parties. There were businesses, schools, clubs and private get-togethers enjoying a well-deserved […]

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