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Mary O'Donnell

Mary Invites You Into Her ‘Capsule’ For A Great Evening Of Beauty, Fashion And More

March 20, 2019 at 10:26 am 0 comments

WELL-KNOWN beauty expert Mary O’Donnell is bringing her first live show to Tralee on Saturday, March 30 in the Ashe Hotel. Mary from Tralee is one of Ireland’s leading beauty experts on TV, radio, social and as a brand ambassador. The focus of evening is “Capsule” so focussing on what you […]

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Sorcha Keoghan, Sandra Egan and Denise O'Connor at the finish line. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Brave The Wind And Rain At Tralee Half-Marathon And 10k

March 17, 2019 at 11:04 am 0 comments

THEY’RE a hardy lot that running crowd. It was a case of driving rain and wind on Saturday morning as hundred of people set off on the Tralee Half Marathon, 10k and 5k races from Tralee Bay Wetlands. There was no let up all morning but they ploughed on and […]

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Roger Harty: Green Is The Colour

Roger Harty: Green Is The Colour

March 17, 2019 at 10:56 am 0 comments

THERE is a wonderful Chelsea Football Club song of the ‘60s and 70’s origin called ‘Blue is the colour’. In fact it is now the Chelsea FC anthem and it unites fans whenever they meet. It begins like this ‘Blue is the colour, football is the game, we’re all together […]

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Setting off at the final night of the Couch To 5k Run on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduating From The ‘Couch To 5k’ With Born To Run Club

March 15, 2019 at 9:40 am 1 comment

WHILE the wind and rain on Thursday evening made it a night on the couch for most people, over 50 runners from Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club braved the elements to complete their first ever 5k. Kicking off at Áras an Phobail in Moyderwell, the latest recruits- who joined […]

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Paula Mee, Celia Holman Lee and Nathalie Lennon will be guests at the event in the INEC on March 28.

Fantastic Ladies Lifestyle Evening For The INEC

March 13, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS FOR ABOVE EVENT DAWN Milk and the National Dairy Council are delighted to host a fabulous Ladies Lifestyle Evening at the INEC, Killarney on Thursday March 28. The evening will include advice on shaping up your diet and nutrition with dietitian Paula Mee. Style queen […]

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Runners set off on the Tralee half and full marathon from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter Tralee Half-Marathon, 10k And 5k Races

March 13, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just days to go, preparations are well advanced for Saturday when Tralee Harriers will host their fundraising Half Marathon and 10k. The Half Marathon will be starting at the Tralee Bay Wetlands centre at 10am with the 5k/10k starting at 10.30am. The club has been approached by various local running […]

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Roger Harty: Do The Opposite

Roger Harty: Do The Opposite

March 10, 2019 at 10:08 am 2 comments

IF there is one thing for sure it is this – our world is constantly changing. The population of the world at the beginning of the nineteenth century was 1 billion people, now it is heading rapidly towards 8 billion. The mind boggles. In this ever changing world certain truths […]

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Roger Harty: The Original Author of Mindfulness

Roger Harty: The Original Author of Mindfulness

March 3, 2019 at 9:40 am 1 comment

MINDFULNESS: A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment. I was first introduced to the whole area of mindfulness when I read the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and the necessity in my case […]

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Michelle Greaney (second from left) presents a cheque for €1,700, proceeds from the recent Optimal Fitness 10 Miler, to Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice. Also included is Bridie O'Connor, Brian O'Sullivan of The Rose Hotel and Breda Barry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle’s Run Raises Funds For Kerry Hospice

February 28, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

IT was an event which drew around 370 people to the Rose Hotel just two weeks ago and yesterday evening the proceeds from the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race were presented to Kerry Hospice. Organised by Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, she said she was delighted with the turnout […]

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Con O'Connor (standing second from left) of Pieta House with the Tralee Darkness Into Light committee at the presentation of proceeds from last year's event. Front from left; Martin Brosnan, Marilyn O'Shea and Aidan O'Sullivan. Back from left; Stephanie Turner, Ann Leahy O'Shea and Pat Turner. Photo by Dermot Crean

Amazing Amount Raised From Tralee Darkness Into Light 2018

February 27, 2019 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE’S Darkness Into Light event was a massive success again last May and this year’s walk was launched at a cheque presentation at Kirby’s Brogue Inn last night. The cheque of €41,198.97 raised in the 2018 event was presented to Con O’Connor, Co-ordinator of Pieta House in the South West, […]

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Pupils, staff and parents launch the Ardfert NS Cycle which takes place on Sunday, April 28. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert NS Looks Forward To Annual Fundraising Cycle

February 26, 2019 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the 6th Ardfert Annual Cycle in aid of Ardfert  School Building Fund. After such a strong turnout last year, the cycle will again take place in springtime  with this year’s event scheduled for Sunday, April 28. This cycle provides the perfect opportunity for those preparing […]

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Representatives of this years main charities at the launch of The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2019, at Muckross Gardens, Killarney. The Annual cycle now in its 36th year, takes place on Saturday 6th July 2019. It is Ireland’s largest single day fundraising event. Registration for the charity cycle opens this Thursday 28th February via www.ringofkerrycycle.ie .Back row from left, Evelyn Goggin, Cúnamh Iveragh, Marisa Reidy, Recovery Havan, Michéal O’ Muircheartaigh (Sports Commentator), Kerry Parents & Friends, Sean Heaphy, Aras Mhuire, Nursing Home, front row, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Breakthrough Cancer Research and Vera O’Leary, Kerry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC

Registration For Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle Opens On Thursday

February 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is back, with registration for the 2019 event opening this Thursday at 12 noon via their website www.ringofkerrycycle.ie. Thousands of leisure cyclists are expected to take part in this year’s 175km Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, with places limited to 8,000 this year […]

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Dr Mary McCaffrey.

Scotia Clinic: Answering Questions About The Journey Of Surrogacy

February 22, 2019 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

Dr. Mary Mc Caffrey, Medical Director MB FRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician – Gynaecologist at The Scotia Clinic, Tralee, answers the most frequently asked questions about the journey of surrogacy… Who typically considers Surrogacy? Surrogacy has traditionally been considered by couples where the woman’s health and pregnancy has been either unsustainable or […]

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Petmania Tralee.

Petmania’s ‘Operation TransPAWmation’ Kicks Off With Dog Walk In Tralee

February 20, 2019 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of pet parents and four legged friends are expected to take part in Petmania’s Operation TransPAWmation Tralee dog walk. The charity event will take place in Ballyseedy Wood on Sunday, March 3. The walk will be starting at 10.30am with registration from 10.00am. It is a free event and […]

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Brave Little Carmen Is A Water Babies Hero

Brave Little Carmen Is A Water Babies Hero

February 20, 2019 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A  15-MONTH-OLD girl from Castlegregory has just won a Water Babies Little Hero Award. Water Babies, Ireland’s leading baby and toddler swimming school, has announced that sixteen inspirational Little Heroes have been honoured at this year’s Water Babies Little Heroes awards ceremony at Junction 6 in Blanchardstown, Dublin. Little Hero Carmen […]

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Ard Chúram in Listowel

New Service For Stroke Patients Commences In Listowel

February 19, 2019 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

ARD Chúram Day Care Centre, Greenville, Listowel has commenced a new pilot Stroke Day Service, providing nursing and physiotherapy supports to people recovering from a stroke in the north Kerry and West Limerick region. The Stroke Day Service is a pilot programme supported by the HSE National Office for Older […]

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Dr Mary McCaffrey.

Scotia Clinic Team To Speak At Families Through Surrogacy Conference

February 19, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

DR. Mary Mc Caffrey, Medical Director MB FRCOG, Consultant Obstetrician – Gynaecologist at The Scotia Clinic, Tralee and her team will be speaking at the upcoming Families through Surrogacy conference on March 9, at the Ashling Hotel, Dublin 8, from 2:30pm – 6pm. On the day Dr. Fabian Ward PhD […]

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Wayne Young, Trevor Leen and Chris Grayson at the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler and 5k event on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Optimal Fitness 10 Miler Proves A Huge Success Again

February 17, 2019 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 370 people registered for the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race which took place on Saturday from The Rose Hotel. Organised by Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, she said she was delighted with the turnout which was well up on last year’s event which drew around 300 participants. Runners […]

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Roger Harty: How To Recognise Truth

Roger Harty: How To Recognise Truth

February 17, 2019 at 11:23 am 2 comments

THERE is an old saying which can apply to any aspect of life and it goes like this; There is your opinion, my opinion and then there is the truth. This brings me nicely to my title – how to recognise truth. To me, truth is easily recognisable once it passes […]

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Michelle Greaney (left) of Optimal Fitness looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter Saturday’s 5k And 10 Miler Race

February 15, 2019 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still time to enter the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race which takes place this Saturday at 10.30am from The Rose Hotel. Organised by Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, the chosen charity to benefit is the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Last year’s event drew 300 participants and a good […]

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Teddy Bears Hospital Event At IT Tralee To Allay Children’s Fears

Teddy Bears Hospital Event At IT Tralee To Allay Children’s Fears

February 15, 2019 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECIAL event is being held at IT Tralee tomorrow (Saturday) to ease any child’s fears about getting treatment in a hospital. The Teddy Bear’s Hospital promises to be an educational, interactive and fun day, where Teddy will have his blood pressure, temperature taken and will be treated for minor […]

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Roger Harty: Love Is The Drug

Roger Harty: Love Is The Drug

February 10, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

‘LOVE Is The Drug’ is the title of a song by the artist Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music fame. Something tells me that the type of Love that Bryan was referring to isn’t the same type that I am referring to in this article. In order to articulate the difference […]

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University Hospital Kerry Asks Public To Take Part In Online Survey

University Hospital Kerry Asks Public To Take Part In Online Survey

February 6, 2019 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry is conducting a survey to find out about public opinion on the hospital and its services from the people of Kerry. The survey is part of an overall process to develop and promote communications with patients, relatives, general public, GPs, healthcare professionals, other institutions and prospective healthcare professional […]

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Tina Walsh, Tina Curtin and Loretta O'Sullivan at the final night of the 31 Day Challenge at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: 31 Day Challenge Raises Around €8,200 For Charities

February 1, 2019 at 8:48 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a long month, but a worthwhile one for those who took part in the 31 Day Challenge  to promote positive mental health in 2019. The challenge was for people to go for a walk or run 5k everyday over the month and to donate €1 for every day […]

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Early Call For Participants For Fenit Coastal Cycle

Early Call For Participants For Fenit Coastal Cycle

January 31, 2019 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

CYCLISTS are asked to take note that the seventh annual Fenit Coastal Cycle takes place on Saturday, March 23. The cycling event is a fundraiser for St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit, while the Kerry Hospice Foundation will receive a monetary donation from the event. There are two routes 25km and […]

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Michelle Greaney (left) of Optimal Fitness looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hospice To Benefit From Michelle’s Upcoming Running Event

January 31, 2019 at 1:25 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER another successful New Year’s Eve 5k/10k race, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness is once again planning the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race for Saturday, February 16 at 10am from The Rose Hotel. As with New Year’s Eve, the chosen charity is the Kerry Hospice Foundation. Last year’s […]

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President of IT Tralee, Oliver Murphy, CEO of Cara Niamh Daffy, Minister Brendan Griffin and launching the Cara three-year strategy at the new IT Tralee Kerry Sports Academy last Friday. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Minister Launches Cara’s Three Year Strategy At New Sports Academy

January 30, 2019 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, officially launched Cara’s new three-year strategy at the organisation’s new offices at state-of-the-art Kerry Sports Academy at the Institute of Technology, Tralee. Cara is a leading pan-disability sport organisation providing a collaborative and partnership platform to increase sport and physical […]

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Recovery Haven To Host Prostate Support Programme

Recovery Haven To Host Prostate Support Programme

January 29, 2019 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

PLACES are still available for Recovery Haven Kerry’s new 6-week Prostate Support programme which commences this Wednesday, January 30th from 7-9pm. Run in conjunction with The Irish Cancer Society, this programme aims to enhance the physical and psychosocial well-being and quality of life for prostate cancer survivors by identifying and […]

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Erika Quill, Evan O'Connor and Kelly Ann Roantree and Daire Quirke at the Kerins O'Rahillys 5k/10k Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take Part In Kerins O’Rahillys 5k/10k Run

January 28, 2019 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were around 300 entrants in the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club 10k/5k race yesterday from the club. A cold wind blew as runners warmed up in the club grounds before the 10k runners set off at around 11am, while the 5k runners left 15 minutes later. The race this year honoured […]

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Roger Harty: Impossible?

Roger Harty: Impossible?

January 27, 2019 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

I LOVE the old sayings, especially those that have withstood the test of time. One of my favourite such sayings is ‘be careful what you tell yourself’ and I would like to examine this more closely. So to further elaborate, I am also going to explore the following sentence. They […]

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