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Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

Pieta House To Move Its Service In Balloonagh To Moyderwell Centre

January 18, 2017 at 2:57 pm 0 comments

PIETA House will move its Balloonagh services to its Moyderwell base after it was revealed its lease on Catherine McAuley House had ended and the property is to be sold by the Diocese of Kerry. The suicide prevention charity had taken over the client base of the Console charity, which was located at […]

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Orlagh Winters: Irish Cancer Society Ad Campaign Sickens Me

Orlagh Winters: Irish Cancer Society Ad Campaign Sickens Me

January 18, 2017 at 10:29 am 0 comments

DRIVING home from University College Hospital Galway during the week, I turned the radio off in temper. Why? Because of that bloody advert for the Irish Cancer Society. You know the one, “I want to get cancer…” It angers and sickens me so much that I can feel the bile rise inside […]

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Roger Harty: Tradition And Culture

Roger Harty: Tradition And Culture

January 15, 2017 at 11:29 am 1 comment

DID you ever hear the comment passed about someone –‘He’s a nice man but there is no real depth to him’? What does this word ‘depth’ mean and is it important if he is a nice man? Well I suppose nice is good but if we really want to develop […]

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Free Event At Manor West Hotel To Focus On Women’s Health

Free Event At Manor West Hotel To Focus On Women’s Health

January 14, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

A SPECIAL event discussing a range of topics to do with women’s health will be held in towards the end of the month at the Manor West Hotel. Sam McCauley’s Chemists, in conjunction with Dr Mary McCaffrey (Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) and Dr Haroon (Consultant Rheumatologist) are inviting people to ‘A Discussion On […]

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Dr Caitlin: What Causes Hair Loss And Treatment For It

Dr Caitlin: What Causes Hair Loss And Treatment For It

January 14, 2017 at 10:28 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on hair loss which causes concern for many men and women… What is the normal cycle of hair growth and loss? The normal cycle of hair growth lasts for two to six years. Each hair grows approximately 1 cm (less […]

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A Make-Up Masterclass On The Way In CH Chemists

A Make-Up Masterclass On The Way In CH Chemists

January 13, 2017 at 8:34 am 0 comments

JANUARY is a notoriously quiet time for events, but things get more lively next month so here’s something for ladies into their fashion and beauty to look forward to. Just in time for Valentines Day, a Make-Up Masterclass with Lisa Jordan (Just Jordan) in conjunction with NOTE Cosmetics will take place  on […]

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Zoe O Connor, who is a finalist in the .eu Web Awards 2016

Zoe’s World: Why Can’t Women Stop Bitchin’ About Each Other?

January 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm 0 comments

AS a girl/woman (depending on your viewpoint), I would like to think that we have made several major leaps and bounds in society in the last number of years. It’s taken a lot, and we have taken several steps back, recently with the election of Trump, but we have been making […]

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Mommy Moments: I’ll Miss These Blurry, Sleepless, Hormonal Maternity-Leave Days

Mommy Moments: I’ll Miss These Blurry, Sleepless, Hormonal Maternity-Leave Days

January 10, 2017 at 2:53 pm 1 comment

Our new columnist, Jennifer Kissane, is going back to work soon after maternity leave and it’s a time filled with emotion… “On the day a baby is born, so too is a mother. She never existed before.”– Rajneesh. My baby is 6 months old and the hazy, fog-filled daze I’ve been […]

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Marie Scott, Dara Quirke, Deirdre Maguire, Niamh O'Donnell and Maura O'Donnell enjoying Women's Christmas at Benners Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Night Brings Festive Season To A Close

January 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

AND so it ends. The festive season is officially over and ladies hit restaurants all over town last night to bid it farewell on Women’s Christmas. Restaurants were packed all over Tralee, as groups large and small enjoyed some delicious meals and the odd glass of wine. We visited the Brogue, The Grand […]

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Seven Things To Ponder Before Starting Your New Year Exercise Regime

Seven Things To Ponder Before Starting Your New Year Exercise Regime

January 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

Micheal Dillon, of Kinetic Health And Fitness Gym in Monavalley, gives some advice on what to do before you jump into a fitness plan for the new year… 1. Plan Out Your Goals The biggest mistake that most people make when they start training is exercising for the sake of […]

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Dr Caitlin: Head Lice Are Not Nice

Dr Caitlin: Head Lice Are Not Nice

January 7, 2017 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of St Brendan’s Park Medical Centre, looks at the problem of head lice which can occur when children go back to school… Head lice are tiny greyish-brown wingless insects that are about the size of a sesame seed when fully grown. They have six legs that end […]

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Emma Lonergan, Richard Horgan, Shannon McInerney, Leanne Moriarty and Mark Donovan  at the Mercy Mounthawk students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball

January 7, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

THURSDAY night saw over 300 student party in Ballyroe Heights Hotel at the Mercy Mounthawk students Debs Ball. It was a fantastic night for the students, most of whom are facing into months of study ahead of the Leaving Cert so it was a chance for all of them to get together […]

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Hannah Edwards, Anne Dowling, Sinead Shanahan, Nora Courtney, Jenny Godley and Amy Shalvey at the Mercy Mounthawk students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Super Style As Mounthawk Students Enjoy Debs Ball At Ballyroe (Part 1)

January 6, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

WITH just a few days before returning to their studies (sorry to remind ye guys!), the students from Mercy Mounthawk converged in their hundreds at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. The occasion? Well, the Debs Ball of course – organised by the students themselves – with a three course […]

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Hilda Doody, Margaret O'Connor, Caroline Coffey and Heidi Heinrich at the opening night of the Garvey's Get Fit campaign at Garvey's Supervalu on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Good Turnout As Garvey’s Get Fit Crew Takes To The Road

January 6, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

A DRY night and a great atmosphere helped kick off the Garveys Supervalu series of walks to coincide with the launch of Operation Transformation this week. The ‘Garvey’s FitCrew’, were joined at the start by members of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors and Head Coach Mark Bernsen, who encouraged the fine turnout present to persevere with […]

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Garvey’s Supervalu Is All Set To Get You Healthier For The New Year

Garvey’s Supervalu Is All Set To Get You Healthier For The New Year

January 5, 2017 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

LOTS of exercise, great fun and healthy eating are the order of the day at Garveys Supervalu Tralee where customers, staff and friends are beginning a fantastic new programme of fitness in association with Operation Transformation tonight. Aptly named ‘Garvey’s FitCrew’, they have planned out a series of walks/runs around the town over an 8-week period. This wonderful initiative begins tonight (Thursday) and […]

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Stephen O'Brien, Ellen O'Mahony, Eva O'Connell and Jack Walsh at the Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh Castlegregory students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Dress To Impress At Debs Ball In Ballyroe

January 5, 2017 at 10:38 am 1 comment

STUDENTS from Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh Castlegregory had a ball last night. Over 40 students from the secondary school enjoyed their Debs at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night and they certainly went all out in the style stakes as you can see from our photos below…

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Cyclists set off on the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle This Saturday

January 3, 2017 at 2:37 pm 0 comments

NOW that we’re pretty much over Christmas and into the new year, many people are starting to think about getting fitter and healthier. While national walk day is on Saturday, if you’re feeling a bit more energetic then why not hop on your bike instead for the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle. The […]

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Council Urges People To Take Part In National Walk Day

Council Urges People To Take Part In National Walk Day

January 3, 2017 at 10:47 am 0 comments

KERRY County Council is urging people to get walking this Saturday for the annual Operation Transformation National Walk Day. This is the seventh year of this national event where thousands of people throughout the country, including in Kerry, put on their walking shoes and take to the pathways of Ireland. Kerry walkers […]

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Roger Harty: Yahweh

Roger Harty: Yahweh

January 1, 2017 at 11:54 am 2 comments

ABOUT 10 years ago I was first introduced to a book called ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle – it is a testament to this book that it has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. At first I couldn’t make  head nor tail of it and I put it away […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

Dr Caitlin: How To Apply CPR

December 31, 2016 at 11:46 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on applying CPR to a person suffering cardiac arrest… Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique which should be administered as soon as possible to a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest (their heart has stopped […]

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Sarah Fitzgerald, Nora O'Connell, Mary Fitzpatrick, Zoe O'Connor and Kelly Tobin at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style And Glamour At The CBS Students Debs Ball

December 30, 2016 at 11:35 am 0 comments

OVER 150 teenagers gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night for the CBS students Debs Ball. The Christmas period is the perfect time for the students to relax and enjoy themselves before the pressure of the Leaving Cert rears its ugly head in the new year. They enjoyed […]

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Mommy Moments: A Baby’s First Christmas Brings Joy To Everyone

Mommy Moments: A Baby’s First Christmas Brings Joy To Everyone

December 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

Our new columnist, Jennifer Kissane, explores the everyday experiences of motherhood.  Here she writes about Christmas with a six month old baby in the house… As I write this, reflecting on our baby’s first Christmas,  I have come to the conclusion that parents get this one Christmas as a little gift to prepare […]

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Michael Moran, Isabella Stein, Ursula Earley and Declan Hourigan at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Glamour At The Students’ Debs Ball In Ballyroe

December 23, 2016 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

THE Christmas season is also a time for many students around town to enjoy their Debs Balls and take a well-earned break from their studies. The Ballyroe Heights Hotel was the venue on Thursday night for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students to celebrate the festive season and well over 100 enjoyed the […]

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Dee Heaslip, Jean O'Hara, Helena Rusk, Kate Gosney of Kennellys Haven Pharmacy at No.4 On The Square on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Benners, Brogue And No.4 On The Square Host Christmas Parties

December 18, 2016 at 10:57 am 0 comments

THE town was packed again last night for another weekend of Christmas parties. Kirby’s Brogue Inn was packed with Top Part, Banna Beach Hotel, Ger Griffin Construction and many more enjoying the great food on the night. Continued below… Banners Hotel hosted Debenhams, BNI Networking and many more while No.4 on […]

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Trish O'Brien, Sinead Costello, Grainne Ryle and Ellen Enright of Lloyd's Pharmacy, Fairies Cross at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time All Over Town

December 18, 2016 at 10:54 am 0 comments

THE hotels and restaurants were packed at the weekend for Christmas parties. The Rose Hotel hosted a plethora of parties including Foley’s SPAR of Killorglin and Lloyd’s Pharmacy among many more in opulent surroundings. Over in The Ashe Hotel they were packed with Louis Byrne’s SPAR, Campus Kids Childcare and […]

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Roger Harty: The Art Of Kaizan

Roger Harty: The Art Of Kaizan

December 18, 2016 at 10:50 am 1 comment

‘KAIZEN’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘good change’ but it is used in business terms meaning the philosophy of ‘continuous effort at improvement’. The great Toyota car company in Japan would be a good example of the kaizen philosophy at work. As I have often said, there is a huge […]

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Caroline O'Shea, Jonathan Silles, Lucy Horan, Marion Long, Aoife Newell, Yvonne Duggan and Mary Smullen of E-Fitness at John Mitchels at Kirbys Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: No.4 On The Square And Kirbys Brogue Inn Packed For Parties

December 17, 2016 at 10:20 am 0 comments

THE Christmas party weekends are coming to a close and this Friday was incredibly busy around  with restaurants and pubs around town. The stylish surrounds of No.4 On The Square saw staff from St Brendan’s NS Blennerville, Tralee Medical Centre, University Hospital Kerry and more enjoy great food and atmosphere for […]

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Catherine Tobin, Geraldine Cotter, Fiona Leahy and Nicola Sheehy at Kerry County Council party  at the Rose Hotel Christmas Party Night on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Rose Hotel And Ballyroe Host Christmas Party Nights

December 17, 2016 at 10:20 am 0 comments

IT’S the weekend before Christmas and the town is packed with companies, businesses and clubs out for their annual parties. Ballyroe House Hotel had over 300 people for their party night on Friday with Tralee Probus, Causeway Comprehensive, Ardfert Community Centre and about ten more businesses/organisations enjoying a fantastic night of entertainment. Continued below… Meanwhile, in […]

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Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

Dr Caitlin: When Drinking Alcohol Becomes Dangerous

December 17, 2016 at 10:15 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, on the abuse of alcohol and its effects… Sensible drinking Nearly one in four adults risks their health by drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol. One unit is equal to 8g, or about 10ml, of pure alcohol. […]

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Elma Walsh and Colin 'Poshey' Ahern launching the 5k A Day challenge.

Poshey To Take Up 5k A Day Fundraiser To Promote Positive Mental Health

December 15, 2016 at 9:14 am 0 comments

WHILE many people will be starting their new health regime at the beginning of next month, why not combine it with this great fundraiser. Mental health awareness campaigner, Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne has set himself a new challenge and he wants as many people as possible to join in. He intends to run […]

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