Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

Roger Harty: The Beauty Of A Compass

December 8, 2019 at 2:02 pm 0 comments

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 0 comments’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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At back; Maria McGrath, Leona Enright and Lauren Garczynsky. In front; Siobhan Devane, Gillian Mannix, Cristina Dedios and Rosie McGrath at the Benin Casa Montessori School Christmas Party/Engagement Party/Baby Shower in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Enjoying Christmas Party Fun Around The Town

December 7, 2019 at 10:45 am 0 comments’s coverage of Christmas Party Season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… WITH the town bathed in the glow of the festive lights since last Saturday, one could be forgiven for thinking that it’s Christmas week already! It certainly had that vibe in the pubs, restaurants and […]

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CH fragrance expert Betesaida Hailegeorgis with Rasha Amin and Louise Dennehy at the CH Fragrance event at CH on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Betsy Gives Tips As CH Hosts Fragrance Evening

December 7, 2019 at 10:43 am 0 comments

IT was the last big instore event before Christmas and ladies certainly got some food for thought as regards gifts for loved ones (and themselves!) at CH on Friday evening. The special Christmas Fragrance Event saw over 40 ladies receive tips from specialist in-house fragrance expert Betesaida Hailegeorgis and Helen […]

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Launching the Santa 5k Fun Run at Tralee Bay Wetlands were, Sophie Quillinan, Martin Moore, Maura Sullivan, Aoife Moynihan, Paige Quillinan, Jamie Quillinan and Deirdre Moore. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Medal, Same Great Fun As Santa 5k Run Returns This Month

December 3, 2019 at 3:17 pm 0 comments

THE Sants 5k Fun Run is back this month! It’s an event which sees the Wetlands turn red and white every December and offers a chance for families to get together in festive costumes on a Sunday morning for some healthy fun. This will be the seventh year of the […]

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A group taking part in the Pickleball coaching day at John Mitchels GAA Complex on Monday.

Coaching Day At Mitchels For Sport Designed To Get Older People More Active

December 3, 2019 at 10:07 am 0 comments

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership, in recognition of the success of Age and Opportunity’s ‘Go For Life Games’ programme, hosted a specific ‘Coach the Coaches’ pickleball coaching day on Monday at John Mitchel’s GAA Club in Tralee. Pickleball is an exercise which makes for a great social outlet for older […]

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Maeve Holly, Charlotte O'Donovan and Mary O'Connor at the Kerry Macra 75th Anniversary Social at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Branch Celebrates 75 Years Of Macra Na Feirme In Ballygarry

December 1, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Macra took the opportunity to celebrate a milestone for the organisation last night, with 250 of their past and present members, the local community and those from further afield, gathering in Ballygarry House Hotel. Macra na Feirme as a rural youth organisation celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. And […]

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Claire Kelly, Dawn Lynch, Marie Carroll and Jacqui Hurley from Leahy's Pharmacy at their Christmas party night in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Early Start To The Party Season At Rose Hotel And The Brogue

December 1, 2019 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled’s coverage of the Christmas party season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… THE next few weeks will be a whirlwind of parties in the pubs, restaurants and hotels of Tralee, as businesses give their employees a well-deserved night out. It may have still been November last […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

December 1, 2019 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Circus artist Judenald Marcus Penders with Ballygarry's Thys Vogels, Tadhg McGillicuddy and Padraig McGillicuddy welcoming  guests to the Ballygarry House Hotel 'Greatest Showman' themed Christmas Party Night on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballygarry Puts On ‘The Greatest Show’ At Christmas Party Night

November 30, 2019 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled’s coverage of Christmas party season in Tralee is brought to you by AIB Tralee… WELL ‘The Toy Show’ may have captured the country’s attention last night, but over in Ballygarry, guests were glad they chose to head out to ‘The Greatest Show’. Christmas party season kicked off in spectacular […]

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Launching the Dementia Friendly Tralee initiative at The Imperial Hotel on Friday morning were Derek Carroll of The Imperial, Dolores McElligott, Garda Mary Gardiner, Michael Fitzgerald HSE, Eibhlís  Cahalane HSE, Aidan Kelly and David Scott of Tralee Chamber Alliance. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Initiative To Make Tralee More Dementia-Friendly

November 29, 2019 at 1:31 pm 1 comment

A NEW dementia information card which will move Tralee towards becoming more dementia friendly was launched today (Friday) at The Imperial Hotel. The Tralee Dementia Friendly Community Information card is an initiative by the Tralee Dementia Friendly Community Forum, an inter-agency group which involves the HSE, Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, […]

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Roger Harty: Right Is Right

Roger Harty: Right Is Right

November 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

IT could be fair to say that we all have a body and a brain and that we should all just get on with life and that’s it. Life in its fullest simplicity! Yes, all of the above is true, but I will add that if we do not become […]

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Sue Holmes and Siobhan O'Donoghue at the Fenit Lifeboat RNLI Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by. Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The Fenit RNLI Ball In Ballyroe

November 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY were stepping out in style at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night all in aid of Fenit RNLI Lifeboat. The black-tie ball celebrated 25 years of the Fenit Lifeboat Station and over 250 guests paid €75 a head to enjoy a drinks reception with canapés, followed by a four course […]

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Jennifer Rock aka The Skin Nerd with Kerry Rose Sally Ann Leahy at Jennifer's beauty event at CH Tralee on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Pack CH Tralee For An Evening With The Skin Nerd

November 23, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

SHE probably could have sold out the room twice, but a top beauty expert had to settle for the attention of over 120 ladies at an event in CH Tralee on Friday night. Jennifer Rock, aka The Skin Nerd, returned to Tralee for a ‘Skingredients Workshop’ in the newly revamped […]

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The new John Mitchels GAA Community Walking and Running Track at their grounds in Camp, Ballyseedy.

Community Encouraged To Use New Walkway At John Mitchels GAA Grounds

November 23, 2019 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT was opened just a few months ago, but it’s still largely a hidden gem which walkers and runners should know about. Minister Brendan Griffin performed the official opening of the John Mitchels GAA Community Walking and Running Track back in August and its proving a hit among club members. […]

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Research Shows The Physical And Mental Health Benefits Of Parkruns

Research Shows The Physical And Mental Health Benefits Of Parkruns

November 23, 2019 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people take part in the Tralee one every week and now new research has revealed participating in parkruns has significant physical and mental health benefits. Parkrun in partnership with Vhi has unveiled major study into the health and wellbeing benefits of participating in free, weekly, timed, 5k events. […]

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Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

November 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IF our mind was to be called after a County, what County would it be called after? Answer:  Cork Why? Because Cork is known as The Rebel County and have no doubt that our mind by its very nature is a rebel. Do you know that over 80% of our […]

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Paula Foley, Pauline Gleasure, Linda Lowth, Helen Leahy, Tish O'Flaherty and Catriona Mehigan at the CH Weardrobe Fashion and Beauty Tips evening on Friday at CH Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style And Beauty Tips Dished Out At CH Tralee Event

November 16, 2019 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW-LOOK CH, but it was the same old story with regard to capacity crowds at a special in-house event. The first major show in CH Tralee since their impressive refurbishment was a big success with style and beauty tips galore. “It’s a really informal night of fashion advice and […]

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Carmel McKenna, Francesca O'Sullivan, Maggie O'Connor Fiona Nealon and Patrice O'Callaghan of the Listowel Arms at the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards at the INEC Killarney on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Connect Hospitality Awards (Part 2)

November 14, 2019 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you the results and images from a glitzy night the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards in the INEC Killarney (click here for details of winners). Over 300 guests enjoyed a night of great food and entertainment as nominees from bars, restaurants and hotels were rewarded for their hard […]

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Michele King, Susan Kelly, Dick Henggeler, Siobhan Gilbert and Marie McMahon from The Rose Hotel at the Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards at the INEC Killarney on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Winners And The Style From Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards (Part 1)

November 14, 2019 at 10:19 am 1 comment

THE proprietor of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa in Tralee, Pádraig McGillicuddy, was the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 Connect Kerry Hospitality Awards last night in the INEC Killarney. He was one of 30 recipients at the gala event which celebrated all those who have contributed […]

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Helen Parker and Sandra Rusk at their Fashion and Beauty night in CH Chemists on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

CH To Host Fashion Show This Friday

November 13, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S almost party season, so what better time to get all the fashion and beauty tips you need to look your best this Christmas. The annual Weardrobe Tralee Killarney and CH Lancôme Team Fashion Show is on this Friday, November 15 at 7.30pm, at the new look store on The […]

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Catherine Sugrue, Jo O'Connor and Deirdre Lyons at the Ireland AM event at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 200 Enjoy ‘Ireland AM’ Event At Ballygarry

November 11, 2019 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over the county and far beyond for the first Ireland AM lifestyle event at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Hosted by Anna Daly Simon Delaney and Deric Ó h’Artagáin from the Virgin Media One show, over 200 (mostly) ladies paid  €85 a head to enjoy a wonderful […]

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Mary Fitzgerald and Mikey Sheehy launch the upcoming information evening on Men's Cancers. Photo by Dermot Crean

Comfort For Chemo Kerry To Host Free Information Evening On Men’s Cancers

November 11, 2019 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

COMFORT for Chemo Kerry will host a free information evening— ‘Maintenance For Men’ — on Men’s Cancers on Tuesday, November 19 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Rose Hotel. One in three men get cancer every year . We need to take action and it is predicted that by taking […]

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Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

I WAS looking at Facebook during the week and up popped an image which for me finally produced the answer to the age old question – Why did the chicken cross the road? It showed a picture of a chicken in the middle of the road with a word bubble […]

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Models Kayla Lacey, Eabha Coffey and Arbresha Kastrati at the ADAPT Fashion Show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy ADAPT Fashion Show In Ballyroe

November 9, 2019 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

WITH over 300 tickets sold prior to the event, the annual ADAPT Kerry Charity Shop Fashion Show on Friday night was sure to be a success. It didn’t disappoint as the function room in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel filled up nicely to see models take to the catwalk, wearing fashions available […]

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Anna Daly of Ireland AM.

Tickets Selling Fast For Sunday’s ‘Ireland AM’ Event At Ballygarry

November 7, 2019 at 2:05 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH just days to go, over 180 people have already bought tickets for a special one-day event at Ballygarry House Hotel where they will welcome the Ireland AM team. Hosted by Anna Daly, Simon Delaney and Deric Ó h’Artagáin from the popular Virgin Media One show, it features your favourite […]

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Claire Molloy

Sponsored: How Slimming World Changed Claire And How It Can Help You Too

October 24, 2019 at 11:51 am 1 comment

IN August of 2014, Claire Molloy, a busy mum of four from Tralee, decided that she had enough of yoyo dieting. After increasing her family from two to four in 2009 with the arrival of twin boys she tipped the scales at 14.5 stone and thus began years of losing […]

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Roger Harty: Time

Roger Harty: Time

October 20, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

I ONCE heard a quote from an elderly Tipperary man, when he was asked about time, he said “there are three important aspects about time when doing anything” Be on time. Take your time. and Go home in time. Mankind has always been baffled about time. Imagine if you could, […]

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Kerry People Asked To Take Part In ‘Wear A Hat Day’ For Brain Tumour Ireland

October 19, 2019 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

IRISH charity Brain Tumour Ireland (BTI) is calling on the people of Kerry to don their favourite hat in support of its annual fundraising campaign #WearAHatDay on Friday,  October 25. The annual campaign raises funds for the charity’s vital support and information services for people diagnosed with brain tumours and […]

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Enda O'Sullivan

Enda To Run New York City Marathon In Aid Of Palliative Care Unit

October 18, 2019 at 8:10 am Comments are Disabled

A KILFENORA man is preparing for a fundraiser to help out a facility which provided great care to his parents during their illnesses before they passed away. Enda O’Sullivan of The Tankard Bar is in training to join around 50,000 runners for the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November […]

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