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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 1 comment

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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Roger Harty: A Wise Man

Roger Harty: A Wise Man

May 3, 2020 at 11:56 am 1 comment

IT was many years ago in St Brendans College in Killarney that Fr Horgan asked the class if they could define a wise man. The class went silent and were mystified waiting for an answer when Fr Horgan spoke up; “a wise man is a man who knows that he […]

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Dáithí Ó Sé wants the public to take part in a virtual tea day next week.

Dáithí Encourages People To Host Virtual Tea Morning For Alzheimer’s Society

April 29, 2020 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

  RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are calling on the nation to show solidarity with people with dementia and their family carers and have Tea in Every Home with their friends and loved ones on the phone or online to mark the first ever Virtual Alzheimer’s Tea […]

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Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

April 26, 2020 at 10:24 am 1 comment

SOMEONE, who I have great respect for, put it to me very clearly recently when she said ‘Roger we are living a new reality, aren’t we?’ This is so true. We are living in a new reality and knowing that to begin with is a great start. The thing about […]

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ITT Student Nurses Take On 14-Day Step Challenge To Help UHK’s Fight Against COVID-19

ITT Student Nurses Take On 14-Day Step Challenge To Help UHK’s Fight Against COVID-19

April 25, 2020 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

A GROUP of ten second year student nurses from the IT in Tralee are taking part in a challenge  organised by Kerry Sports Acadamy to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry and all involved in taking on the pandemic at the moment. The ladies formed a team to take part […]

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People Urged To Workout During Upcoming National Arthritis Week

April 16, 2020 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

NATIONAL Arthritis Week 2020 begins on Monday April 20 and this year’s theme is #EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS. Due to the current COVID 19 lockdown all of the Kerry Branch of Arthritis Ireland’s planned exercise sampling sessions are cancelled. Therefore, on their Facebook page, they will be showcasing video highlights from their current […]

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Fidelma Fitzgerald.

‘We Are Going To Be Okay’

April 13, 2020 at 10:42 am 2 comments

With the restrictions extended for a further three weeks, local writer, Fidelma Fitzgerald, said there is still much to be grateful for in our lives under the shadow of COVID-19… TO the good people of Tralee and surrounding areas, many of us recall the great Boomtown Rats and their No.1 […]

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Roger Harty: Loving What Is

Roger Harty: Loving What Is

April 12, 2020 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

TWO of my favourite life philosophers (gurus) are Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. When you combine the knowledge and the wisdom of the two of them it is like putting a match to dynamite but in a positive way. Both can be extremely helpful but when you combine them the […]

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Roger Harty: Live In The Present

Roger Harty: Live In The Present

April 5, 2020 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

I SAW a lovely post on Facebook this week that funnily enough I had posted myself about 6 years ago and it came up as a memory. It goes like this. One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for […]

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Roger Harty: The Serenity Prayer

Roger Harty: The Serenity Prayer

March 29, 2020 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

NEVER, at least in my lifetime, has the Serenity Prayer been more apt or more helpful than it is at the current moment. What is the Serenity Prayer? I’m fairly sure you have heard of it and perhaps even said it, but this time I’m asking you to slow down […]

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St John Of God Services in Monavalley

St John Of God Services Seeking Nurses, Social Care Workers And Care Assistants

March 27, 2020 at 9:59 am 1 comment

ST John of God Services in Kerry are seeking urgent support in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. If you are a qualified nurse, social care worker, care assistant or would like to help in household or catering and are interested in supporting the service in this current crisis, please […]

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Alzheimer Society Cancels Tea Day And Makes Urgent Appeal For Support

Alzheimer Society Cancels Tea Day And Makes Urgent Appeal For Support

March 25, 2020 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Alzheimer Society of Ireland is appealing for public support after it had to postpone it’s annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day because of the Coronavirus crisis. It has launched an urgent appeal for vital dementia supports to help them to continue their vital work with people with dementia and their families during the […]

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Shane’s Fundraiser Raises Thousands For Irish Cancer Society

Shane’s Fundraiser Raises Thousands For Irish Cancer Society

March 25, 2020 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man has already raised thousands of euro from a charity initiative where he is encouraging people to walk or run 5k, on their own, to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Shane Kenny from Churchill, who now works in Cork City, came up with the idea after […]

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Roger Harty: Calm Is Cool

Roger Harty: Calm Is Cool

March 15, 2020 at 10:29 am 1 comment

THERE is no doubt that we are living in unprecedented times. If normality was in place, we would now be preparing earnestly for next Tuesday’s St Patrick’s days celebrations, but now all of the talk is of the Covid-19 virus and all of its implications. Unprecedented for this generation at […]

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Roger Harty: Depression – Why It’s Important To Talk About It

Roger Harty: Depression – Why It’s Important To Talk About It

March 8, 2020 at 11:22 am 3 comments

2006 was a very significant year for me. I was coming to terms with depression and was working at sorting it out. I began to look at the roots of the problem and came to the conclusion that the thinking mind (thoughts) was the culprit. Also, 2006 was the year […]

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Sarah Foale and her mom Karyn Moriarty at the CH Tralee Wellness coffee morning event in aid of Recovery Haven on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CH Hosts Fundraiser For Recovery Haven

March 8, 2020 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the bad weather, CH Tralee and Recovery Haven Kerry hosted a successful fundraising coffee morning with a difference on Saturday. It was a morning of health, beauty and wellness in aid of the cancer support charity, with special guests, discussions and demonstrations on show from 11am. Dr Mary McCaffrey […]

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Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Hosts 5k ‘March For Change’ This Sunday

Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Hosts 5k ‘March For Change’ This Sunday

March 5, 2020 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Businesswomen’s Network (KBN), will mark its most important day of the year with a unique celebration this Sunday. KBN invites all Kerry women to lace up their trainers and walk 5km in a ‘March for Change’ in support of Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, and the Kerry […]

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CH To Host ‘Morning Of Beauty, Health And Wellness’ For Charity

CH To Host ‘Morning Of Beauty, Health And Wellness’ For Charity

March 2, 2020 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

CH Tralee and Recovery Haven Kerry are joining forces this Saturday, March 7 for a fundraising coffee morning with a difference. The store will host a morning of health, beauty and wellness in aid of the cancer support charity, with special guests, discussions and demonstrations on show from 11am. First […]

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