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Caroline McAuliffe with husband Mitchell and children Jessie and Evie, Katie O'Shea, Peggy O'Sullivan, Marcus O'Sullivan, Yvonne O'Sullivan and Jamie O'Shea, looking forward to the 80s and 90s disco fundraiser at The Abbey Tavern. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caroline Wants To Give Something Back After Cancer Ordeal

January 17, 2018 at 11:29 am 0 comments

AN Ardfert woman is organising a 80s/90s disco fundraiser next month to help out the hospital where she was treated for cancer over a year ago. Caroline McAuliffe, a married mother of two young children, was 36 years old when she had a tumour in her tongue removed at the […]

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Anne Kelliher and Michelle Greaney  look forward to the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler in February. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle Plans 10 Miler And 5k Race For February

January 15, 2018 at 9:49 am 0 comments

AFTER holding a very successful event on New Year’s Eve, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness has another race planned for next month which is sure to attract running enthusiasts. The Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race will take place on Sunday, February 18 at 10am from The Rose Hotel. […]

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Liam Boyle (centre) with sons Aidan, Kenneth, Colm, Mikey, Padraig and Liam at the Ballyduff GAA Club Victory Social at The Rose Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballyduff GAA Celebrates In Style At Victory Social In The Rose Hotel

January 14, 2018 at 9:57 am 0 comments

  IT’S been a very good year for Ballyduff GAA. The men from north Kerry claimed their 25th Kerry SHC title in October when they beat Lixnaw at the second time of asking, thus moving ahead of great rivals Kilmoyley in the county’s pecking order. It’s a cause for celebration […]

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Amy O'Brien, Norma and Cathal Scanlon and Lorraine Goodall at the finish of the 'Operation Transformation' Walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 300 People Hit The Road For ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk

January 14, 2018 at 9:57 am 0 comments

THE rain cleared up and stayed dry for the hundreds of people who set off on a 6k walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. The walk, organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland, was held in tandem with RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’ walks around […]

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Anne O'Riordan, Margaret O'Shea, Annette Dineen, Joan O'Sullivan and Margaret Hayes at the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle from St Pats GAA Club on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Dry Day For The Annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am 0 comments

CYCLING enthusiasts turned out in good numbers on Saturday morning in Blennerville for the annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle. Around 120 participants of varying ages set off from St Pats GAA Club to head to Castleisland and back in the cycle to remember the local musician and keen cyclist. Jimmy […]

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Roger Harty: Lila

Roger Harty: Lila

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am 1 comment

I CAME across the term ‘Lila’ (sometimes spelled Leela) a few years ago and found it most interesting. It is of Sanskrit and Hindu origin from the East and can loosely be translated as a ‘Divine Play’. From a Western point of view it would be ok to suggest that […]

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Rachel, Kelly and Bernie Hayes at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation walk on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Opening Night For Garvey’s Operation Transformation Walks

January 12, 2018 at 10:03 am 0 comments

‘OPERATION Transformation’ is back on our screens this week and Garveys Supervalu Tralee have again teamed up with the show to promote a healthier lifestyle. Over 150 walkers of all ages and fitness levels gathered in the car park on Thursday evening to take on a 5k walk and get […]

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Don O’Neill’s Designs Worn On Golden Globes Red Carpet

Don O’Neill’s Designs Worn On Golden Globes Red Carpet

January 9, 2018 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE movie awards season has arrived and that means a focus on the Red Carpet for fashion fans. As usual there’s a Kerry interest thanks to Ballyheigue native, Don O’Neill, who saw his THEIA designs worn by celebrities at the Golden Globes on Sunday night. THEIA gowns were worn by […]

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Marian Teahan, Bláthín Griffin, Denise McKenzie and Kinga Grunau at the CH Chemists Christmasn Party in The Imperial Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Belated Christmas Party For CH Chemists Staff

January 8, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE most other businesses and organisations were out partying in December, the staff at CH Chemists were flat out taking care of customers for Christmas. Saturday night then was a chance to reward the staff with a fun Christmas party in The Imperial Hotel. There was cocktails, food, fun and, […]

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Front from left; Deirdre O'Connor, Karena Slattery, Aisling Sheehan and Teresa Horgan. Back from left; Olivia O'Shea, Catriona Ni Dhomhnall, Gemma O'Connell, Ciara Curtin and Ciara Rogers celebrating Women's Christmas in Benner's Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Women’s Christmas Celebrated All Over Town

January 7, 2018 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE final fling of the festive season took place last night as ladies hit the town for Women’s Christmas. Traditionally signalling the end of Christmas, the hotels and restaurants were packed out all over town as families and groups of friends enjoyed a night out. We travelled around to Kirby’s […]

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Sarah Benner, Barbara Higgins, Jacqueline Higgins and Laura Burke at Rebecca Shortt's 'Beautiful Favourites' Skincare and Make-Up Demo in Benner's Hotel on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rebecca Shares Her ‘Beautiful Favourites’ In Benner’s

January 7, 2018 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL make-up artist held a skincare and make-up event at Benner’s Hotel on Saturday evening. There was a great turnout for Rebecca Shortt’s ‘Beautiful Favourites’ event — sponsored by Blank Canvas Cosmetics — where guests enjoyed prosecco and canapés on arrival followed by make-up and skincare demos and the […]

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Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

January 7, 2018 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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Shay Walsh, Hannah Lenihan, Lauren Griffin, Tom Houston, Niamh O'Sullivan and Shane McElligott at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 2)

January 6, 2018 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we brought coverage of the Mercy Mounthawk Students Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel (click here for previous photos). The style and glamour was only stunning at the event which drew around 300 teenagers. Here’s the second part of our photos taken at the start of the night…

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Katelyn Cashman, Seniz Kuccuk, Fiona O'Shea and Kasia Bella at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 1)

January 5, 2018 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

DEBS season in Tralee drew to a close last night when over 300 students partied at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. After CBS The Green and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí held their debs over the past week, this time it was the turn of Mercy Mounthawk students to organise their ball. They certainly […]

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Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

January 4, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership have again joined forces with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland for this year’s Operation Transformation Walk. The national event, now in its eighth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people donning their walking shoes and getting active. The Kerry Operation […]

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Femma Lynch, Mia Duggan and Tirna Brosnan at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students From Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Enjoy Debs Ball

January 3, 2018 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind howled and rain lashed the windows as Storm Eleanor came to town, but the students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí stayed dry and happy in Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. Over 120 teenagers sat down for a meal followed by some great entertainment at the Debs Ball organised by the […]

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Born To Run Club Event Shortlisted For Award

Born To Run Club Event Shortlisted For Award

January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am 1 comment

LOCAL running club, Born To Run, are hoping people will take the time to vote for them in an upcoming awards. The Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra has made the final short list for the Running in Ireland Race Awards 2017. You can cast your vote for them in […]

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

Get Active At The Annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

January 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 13 at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually […]

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Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

January 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry has risen from 623 in 2010 to 2,215  in 2017 according the the latest trolley watch figures. The figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) also show that there was an increase of one third on the […]

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Finbarr and Mairead Canty and Kate and David Leen at The Rose Hotel's New Year's Eve Black-Tie Ball. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style At The Rose Hotel’s New Year’s Eve Ball

January 1, 2018 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the fireworks were kicking off in the town centre, over 65 people were arriving in The Rose Hotel for a swish night out to welcome 2018. While many hotels used to host New Year’s Eve balls in the past, The Rose Hotel was the only place to hold a […]

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At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel earlier this month were, kneeling;  Luke Boyle. Back; Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Elma Walsh and Breda Dyland. Photo by Dermot Crean

5k A Day Challenge For January Has Already Raised A Lot Of Money

January 1, 2018 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

TODAY is the day. The turkey and ham are well gone, the bottle banks are heaving and changes have had to be made to notches on the belt. Now it’s time for a change and the perfect start can be made by starting the 5k a day January challenge for positive […]

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Roger Harty: New Beginnings

Roger Harty: New Beginnings

December 31, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

I CANNOT think of a better way to finish the old year and to begin the New year than with a bit of humour. Ok here goes. What’s the difference between commitment and involvement ? In the case of a bacon and egg sandwich – the chicken is involved while […]

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Graham Moriarty Flynn, Isabella Flamini, Andrea O'Callaghan and Daniel Sveda at the CBS The Green students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The CBS Students’ Debs Ball At Ballyroe

December 30, 2017 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from CBS The Green held their Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night and it was a glamorous affair. Around 130 teenagers sat down for a meal followed by a band and DJ and they were joined by some 100 more partygoers for the ‘afters’. We called […]

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Kristen McKenzie Vass, Erika Fox, Maureen McCarthy and Niamh Comerford at the opening of the new Brush N Blush Salon at Market Gate House on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Top Fashion Blogger Opens New Brush N Blush Salon

December 28, 2017 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

TOP fashion and lifestyle blogger, Erika Fox, was in town on Wednesday to open Brush N Blush’s new salon which has created three new jobs. There was a big crowd of well-wishers at the event who enjoyed champagne and canapés to launch the second Blush N Brush from mother and […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am 2 comments

IT would truly be a shame if we were to lose out on the real meaning of Christmas in our lives. Yes, it is a wonderful time for celebration, presents, food, visiting friends and relations and gathering of families. Yet, if we are to be honest, there is a certain […]

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Marie Baker, Laura Baker, Therese Diggins, Imelda McGarry and Edel O'Donoghue of Ballybeg Hair Salon enjoying their Christmas party at Benners Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Saturday Night Is Christmas Party Time Around Tralee

December 17, 2017 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

FROM hair salons to department stores, schoolteachers to sailing clubs, there was a lot of people enjoying themselves out on Saturday night. While there’s another weekend before Christmas, the lion’s share of parties have now taken place and some fun was had around town. We captured some of the atmosphere […]

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Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

Louise Duffy To DJ In CH Chemists On Friday

December 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THAT’S one way to kick off the weekend. CH Chemists is renowned for its instore events and this Friday is no exception when they welcome Today FM’s Louise Duffy to the store. Louise, who is married to former Kerry GAA star and successful fashion designer Paul Galvin, will be DJing […]

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Anne O'Connor, Paula McElligott and Marian O'Toole at the Kerry ETB staff Christmas party in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Time Around Tralee

December 16, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE restaurants, hotels and bars were hopping last night as Christmas parties were held all over town. Even though there’s another nine days to Christmas, most of the parties will be held by the end of this weekend so there’s a great atmosphere around town. We visited Kirby’s Brogue Inn, […]

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Michelle Greaney (right) of Optimal Fitness with Tommy Horan, Anne Kelliher and Christine Brosnan looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle’s Invitation To Final Run Of 2017 With 5k/10k Road Race

December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

A 5K/10K road race will take place on New Years Eve in Tralee to close the year on a healthy note and raise funds for a local charity. Optimal Fitness presents its first 5k and 10k event starting from The Rose Hotel at 11am on Sunday, December 31 and organiser […]

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At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night were, kneeling; Jenny Boyle, Tommy Commane and Luke Boyle. Back from left; Noel Kelliher, Yvonne Quill, Michelle McGrath, Elma Walsh, Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Eamonn McAuliffe, Breda Dyland and Trish Kelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 150 People Already Signed Up For January 5k A Day Challenge

December 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health took place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night and already over 150 people have registered to take part. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne was present at the hotel with Elma Walsh from the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation and […]

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