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Kerry College Offers Free Programme On Sanitation And Sterilisation In Beauty Salons And Spas

Kerry College Offers Free Programme On Sanitation And Sterilisation In Beauty Salons And Spas

November 19, 2020 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) has announced a new fee-free and fully funded skills development programme focused on sterilisation and sanitation for the Beauty Therapy and Spa industry. Given the ongoing pressures on this sector due to COVID-19, Kerry College and CIDESCO International felt that schools, […]

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Fitness classes are about to commence in the Kerry Sports Academy.

Sponsored: Get Fit For Winter At The Kerry Sports Academy

October 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Sports Academy’s new Autumn timetable is commencing next week from Monday, October 5. The facility is open to the public 7 days a week. Facilities include an aerobics studio, dance studio, gym, hydrotherapy pool and sports hall. There is a wide range of new activities to choose from […]

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PHOTOS: Glamorous Ladies Take Part In Listowel Races Online Best Dressed Competition

September 26, 2020 at 11:52 am 1 comment

SADLY, McElligotts Honda Ladies Day did not take place this year at Listowel racecourse, but there was still an array of style to be viewed online. The directors and sponsors, organised a virtual ladies day on Friday where ladies were invited to celebrate all the fashion and fun of ladies […]

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Orla Diffily will head up the panel of judges for the Virtual Ladies Day later this month.

Great Prizes To Be Won As Listowel Races Ladies Day Goes Online

September 2, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the upcoming Listowel Races Harvest Festival will be held behind closed doors later this month, Ladies Day will go ahead online with some great prizes. The McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival is always one of the fashion and social highlights of the year. Although, […]

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Mary Holly, Lorraine, Sebestova, Claire O'Connor, Brenda Lynch and Carmel Foran at the finale of the Born To Run Couch To 5k programme. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Programme Finally Concludes

August 28, 2020 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Born to Run’s hugely popular ‘Couch-to-5k’ programme finally came to a conclusion this week, as its participants completed their 5km graduation runs. The programme started back in January, however just hours before the participants were set to undertake their final graduation run in March, it had to be called off […]

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Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water in Killorglin are (from left): Mary McGrath, Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership and Colette Lawlor, Canoeing Ireland with members of the Canoe Club. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

New Programme Aims To Get ‘Women On The Water’

July 31, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the reopening of our county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new programme designed for women called ‘Kerry’s Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water’. “Kerry’s abundant Waterways provide an ideal environment for people to get outside and get active,” said Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of Kerry Recreation […]

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Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

July 30, 2020 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross is appealing for people to run, walk or cycle 5k in aid of the service on the weekend of August 22/23 and make a donation to their gofundme page. The Tralee branch was recently donated a 132 Mercedes sprinter from NAS (National […]

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People taking part in the Social Cycle in town on Saturday.

Kerry Cycling Campaign Launches Manifesto To Promote Cycling In Towns And Villages

July 27, 2020 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cycling Campaign launched their Regional Cycling Collective Manifesto at a ‘social cycle’ event in Tralee on Saturday afternoon. Launching the manifesto, Anluan Dunne, speaking on behalf of Kerry Cycling Campaign said; “Today, we launch our draft vision document which aims to promote and celebrate everyday cycling in, towns, villages […]

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Sponsored: Treat Yourself To This Special August Offer At Serenity Spa

Sponsored: Treat Yourself To This Special August Offer At Serenity Spa

July 25, 2020 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE award winning Serenity Spa at the The Rose Hotel, has a gorgeous August day spa offer that will ease aching bones and leave your skin glowing. The August Spa offer includes a Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage followed by an Elemis Cleanse & Glow Facial, the perfect summer treat […]

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A Social Cycle With Coffee And Cake In Town This Saturday

A Social Cycle With Coffee And Cake In Town This Saturday

July 24, 2020 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cycling Campaign is hosting an event on Saturday from the Square to get people out on their bikes in a social setting. They are inviting people to join them at 3pm for a ‘social cycle’ followed by coffee, cake and a chat, with all ages and abilities welcome. […]

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Roger Harty: Musings About The Now

Roger Harty: Musings About The Now

July 19, 2020 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

ANYBODY who knows me will know that I am a huge fan of a book called ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle. I can safely say that having become familiar with the book and all the ins and outs about understanding the Now it has changed my life. It […]

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Best Dressed Prizes Awarded For Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day

Best Dressed Prizes Awarded For Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day

July 16, 2020 at 6:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE winners of the Dawn Milk Virtual Killarney Races Ladies Day 2020 have been announced. Siobhan Wharton, Ballyhar, Killarney, — a psychiatric nurse with the Kerry Mental Health —  was the Best Dressed Lady winner. She wore a white dress from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee and a monochrome hat by the […]

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PHOTOS: See The Stylish Entries For Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day Competitions

July 15, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day competition has attracted a stunning collection of stylish entries from all over the country, but there’s just a few hours left to get in your photo. The famous fashion event at Killarney Racecourse can’t take place this year of course due to the pandemic, […]

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Launching the run were, in front, Mary Gardiner, Andrea O'Donoghue and Michelle Greaney. At back; Ollie O'Sullivan with Liam, John and Stephen Griffin. Photo: Dermot Crean

Charity Run/Walk To Get People Moving On Bank Holiday Weekend

July 14, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

WITH many running events postponed for the moment, here’s something to look forward to and train for over the coming fortnight. The ‘Kerry Goes Pink For Livie Virtual Run/Walk’ will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with all funds raised going towards the plight of a little lady, […]

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TEAM GEANEY FOR  Gene… Cycle for University Hospital Kerry - ICU
Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, Killarney,  became the name in everyone’s hearts and minds during the  Covid-19 Lockdown in Ireland. Gene contracted the horrific coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at University Hospital Kerry placing him in an induced coma and ventilator to assist in his breathing for 3 months. He remains in hospital today, and is making a slow but steady recovery. 
Fundraiser and cyclist Denis Geaney and his  ‘Team Geaney’ crew are planning to Cycle the Ring of Kerry on Saturday 25 th July 2020, to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department. In line with HSE guidelines recommendations, it will only be members of  Team Geaney’s  crew that  will cycle on the day. They are encouraging people to donate to the Go Fund Me Page. 
To donate please use GoFundMe https://gf.me/u/ygcrtc , from left, Eileen O’Leary, Mike Doherty,  Denis Geaney, Siobhan Tangney, Batt O’Sullivan, Derry Healy, Mike Brosnan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /NO REPRO FEE

‘Team Geaney’ To Cycle Ring Of Kerry For ICU Department At UHK

July 14, 2020 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A RING of Kerry cycle will take place later this month in aid of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department to thank them for taking care of a well-known Kerry man who was seriously ill with COVID-19. Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, contracted coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at […]

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Denise Healy and husband Aidan O'Mahony who are judges in the Dawn Milk Ladies Day Best Dressed competitions.

Enter Virtual Dawn Milk Ladies Day Best Dressed Competitions

July 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the public won’t be able to attend Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney Racecourse this July, there’s still a chance to win cash prizes in virtual best dressed competitions. The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races is one of the most prestigious fashion events in the social […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

July 5, 2020 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCEPTANCE is one of the most powerful tools that you can have in your psychological welfare arsenal. I discovered this many years ago and I regularly use phrases like ‘it is as it is’ or the infamous teenage phrase of ‘whatever’ much to the chagrin of my family and friends. The […]

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Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

July 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE organisers of The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have launched a #FinishLineFantasy challenge in an effort to further promote cycling and to encourage participants to recreate their own finish on Saturday July 4, marking the original date of the 2020 cycle. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle organisers have […]

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Operations Manager at Kerry Sports Academy, Hazel Byrne.

Kerry Sports Academy Reopens To Public From Monday

June 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sports Academy is re-opening its doors on July 6 with facilities available to the public on a 7 day basis. Customers will need to pre-book all services via a phone app on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure that numbers are controlled to allow for physical distancing within the […]

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Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

June 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm 2 comments

SOME months ago I was out for a meal with a few friends. All was going great until I noticed a large red wine stain on my shirt. Now it was early in the evening and I had no intention of going home to change until suddenly I remembered a […]

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Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching with Martin O'Sullivan and Con O'Connor of Pieta House launching the challenge in memory of Conor Cusack.

Michelle’s Running Challenge Fundraiser To Remember Conor

June 24, 2020 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is hosting a fundraiser in memory of a friend who passed away last week, which encourages people to get moving to help their mental health. Conor Cusack from The Kerries was a popular member of the local Born To Run Club and an avid runner who completed […]

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Kerry People Encouraged To ‘BeActive’ This Sunday

Kerry People Encouraged To ‘BeActive’ This Sunday

June 23, 2020 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE people of Kerry are being invited to be get some exercise on Sunday, June 28 as part of the Sport Ireland National BeActive Day. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who are coming together to celebrate a day of physical […]

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Roger Harty: Remembering My Father

Roger Harty: Remembering My Father

June 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm 6 comments

I SELDOM write about things of a personal nature, but I suppose being the day that’s in it I believe it would be remiss of me not to mention my father, so I decided to go the whole hog and write about him. My father Roger was one of 13 […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

June 14, 2020 at 11:09 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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Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

June 7, 2020 at 11:54 am 5 comments

I HAVE always said to get the solutions to the deeper elements of life it is far far easier and better to ask the right question than spending an eternity looking for answers. In America, with all that is going on right now, I ask the simple open question ‘Where […]

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Roger Harty: Nothing Makes Me Happy

Roger Harty: Nothing Makes Me Happy

May 31, 2020 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

ON the surface this may appear to be an overwhelmingly pessimistic, negative title, but I can assure you nothing could be further from the truth. Let me elaborate further. You see, we now live in a world of ‘things’. Things are very important to us. Things like holidays, nice houses, […]

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Council’s ‘In This Together’ Initiative Promotes Healthy Activity During Crisis

Council’s ‘In This Together’ Initiative Promotes Healthy Activity During Crisis

May 30, 2020 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council has commenced the local rollout of the new ‘In This Together’ initiative which is a national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental wellbeing and staying connected during the COVID-19 emergency. The #In this Together Campaign Kerry is building on the concept of doing something that makes people […]

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Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

May 24, 2020 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE government had a tricky job recently, whereby because of all this Covid Virus business, they had to act quickly and segregate the older generation from the rest. Quick action meant that they had no time for petty nuances and they defined the older generation (i.e. those over 70 years […]

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Irish Cancer Society Wants Kerry People To Do ‘Marathon In A Month’

Irish Cancer Society Wants Kerry People To Do ‘Marathon In A Month’

May 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Cancer Society is encouraging people across Kerry to get active and clock up a Marathon in a Month this June to help support people affected by cancer. The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are far-reaching for the cancer community and the Irish Cancer Society has expanded its services […]

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Roger Harty: A Thank You To The Elderly…

Roger Harty: A Thank You To The Elderly…

May 17, 2020 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

AS I sit here reflecting on the Covid-19 virus to date, I feel a deep sense of gratitude towards our elderly population and what they have done for our country. What they have done is sheer patriotism at its best which is a very rare commodity in the modern world. […]

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