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Launching the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race on Thursday at The Rose Hotel were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Michelle Greaney, MG Coaching and Maura Sullivan, Kerry Hospice. At back; Doreen Moore (past category winner in the 5k), Derek Griffin (Overall winner in the 10 Miler in 2018), Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Stephen Moore (2019 2nd place overall in the 10 Miler) and Niamh O'Mahony (5k winner for the last two years). Photo by Dermot Crean

Runners On Their Marks For Tralee 10 Miler/5k Event

February 11, 2020 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still time to enter the Tralee 10 Miler/5k which takes place this Sunday. Organised by Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching, the event returns for the third consecutive year and will bring together the ideal combination of club athletes and recreational runners over relatively flat fast courses taking in the outskirts […]

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CH To Host Masterclass From Beauty Expert

CH To Host Masterclass From Beauty Expert

February 7, 2020 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

CH Tralee is renowned for its in-house events and the first one of 2020 is a must for ladies looking for beauty tips. An IT Cosmetics Makeup Masterclass with brand ambassador Rose Gallagher will take place on Wednesday, February 12 at 7pm. Rose will be speaking about all the products […]

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Style gurus Stuart Montgomery and Helen Quealy Murphy are returning to Tralee.

Night Of Fun, Food And Fashion To Benefit Kerry Women’s Refuge Centre

February 6, 2020 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

TWO well known social influencers are coming back to Tralee for what is billed as a fabulous night of fun, food and fashion in the Ballygarry House Hotel & Spa next month. Helen Quealy Murphy of Daily Diva and Stuart Montgomery of Stuart’s Select Style will return after a sold […]

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Roger Harty: Control — It Gets Bad Press

Roger Harty: Control — It Gets Bad Press

February 2, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

LIKE in every household, ever since being a small child and being told to go to bed early, we start to resist being told what to do. ‘Go to bed now’, ‘eat your vegetables’, ‘put on your coat and hat on when you go outside’, gets met with a very […]

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At the presentation of cheques, the proceeds from the 31 Day Challenge for Positive Mental Health in The Rose Hotel on Friday were, in front; Helen Kelly of Chloe's Journey, Hugh and Enda and Jill O'Brien of Down Syndrome Kerry. At back; Paddy Kelly of Chloe's Journey, Sandra Coffey of Action For Amber, organiser Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Jackie Nagle of Action For Amber and Enda O'Brien of Down Syndrome Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Presented To Charities As 31 Day Challenge Comes To A Close

February 1, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

SO it’s over again for another year, but for some it could lead to a change of lifestyle and a healthier body and mind for 2020. The ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’, organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne, came to an end on Friday with a final 5k […]

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Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

January 30, 2020 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Cancer Day, Recovery Haven Kerry will host an Open Day and Afternoon Tea at its base at 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee on Tuesday next, February 4, from 1-3pm. Everyone is invited to pop in for a cuppa and see for themselves the wonderful services provided by […]

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Setting off on the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Kerins O’Rahillys Annual 10k/5k Run

January 27, 2020 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

CONDITIONS were favourable on Sunday as around 250 people took part in the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Club 10k/5k race from the club. There was a great atmosphere as runners warmed up in the club grounds before the race, which was held this year in memory of Charlie Kerins, whose 75th anniversary […]

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In front; Frank O'Connor and Club Chairman Haulie Kerins are joined by club members at the launch of the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k/5k run on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Forget The Kerins O’Rahillys Run On Sunday

January 25, 2020 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still time to enter the annual Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run which is set to take place tomorrow, Sunday, January 26. Held in association with FBD Insurance, this year’s run will honour the memory of Charlie Kerins. The run will once again take place from the […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne.

Join Poshey And Co. For Final Night Of 31 Day Challenge Fundraiser

January 24, 2020 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’ will, of course, come to an end next Friday and the organisers are inviting everyone — even those who haven’t been taking part in the challenge — to come together for the final 5k. Over €12,700 has already been raised […]

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Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

Nominees Sought For Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards

January 23, 2020 at 3:44 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards are now open for nominations. The glam event which takes place on Sunday March 1 at The Rose Hotel, Tralee, is inviting you to tell us who you feel is deserving of an award in the Beauty Industry. “The Connect Kerry Hair and […]

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Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

Roger Harty: It’s All About Reaction

January 19, 2020 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

LAST week I wrote about change and the fact that accepting change as a constant is a great awareness for living. Change by its very nature is beyond our control and nobody can ultimately guarantee you what is going to happen be it in the next minute, hour, day, week, […]

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Alicia Buckley and Helen Costello at the Operation Transformation walk from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Annual Operation Transformation Walk From The Wetlands

January 19, 2020 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

A BEAUTIFUL, crisp Saturday morning at the Wetlands greeted walkers of all ages for the annual walk to coincide with the Operation Transformation TV show. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, with the support of Sport Ireland, joined up with RTE show once again for the National Walk Day with two […]

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Martina Culloty, Betty Culloty and Elaine Giltrap at the John Mitchels GAA Club 'Operation Transformation' Walk on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: John Mitchels Club Begins ‘Operation Transformation’ Walks

January 18, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

EVERYONE’S out and about walking and running these days (between the storms and driving rain that is) and the folks at John Mitchels GAA Club are no exception. Like other clubs in town, they’ve joined up with Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking to host a series of walks at […]

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Stephan and Conor O'Sullivan at the Kerry Sports Academy Open Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands See What Kerry Sports Academy Has To Offer At Open Day

January 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 2,000 people visited the Kerry Sports Academy on the grounds of the IT Tralee North Campus on Saturday and they could not help but be impressed by the range of facilities at the building. The Academy is open to the public for membership and ‘pay as you go’, so […]

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Roger Harty: Change

Roger Harty: Change

January 12, 2020 at 11:24 am 2 comments

IT was a Greek philosopher called Heraclitus who lived around 500 BC who came up with the statement “The only constant is change”. It goes without saying that he didn’t say it in those exact words as he spoke in some sort of Greek/Turkish language but it had exactly the […]

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Participants set off at the Operation Transformation Walk at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

National Walk Day Event To Be Held At The Wetlands Next Week

January 9, 2020 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership, with the support of Sport Ireland, has joined up with Operation Transformation for the National Walk Day on Saturday, January 18 with two walks in Kerry. The national event, now in its tenth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people […]

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Tracy and Leah Kelliher with 'Freddie' and Fiona McPolin with 'Daisy' on the first St Pats GAA Operation Transformation Walk from the club on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Local GAA Club Begins ‘Operation Transformation’ Walks

January 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm Comments are Disabled

WELL ‘Operation Transformation may be returning tonight on RTE ONE, but a local GAA group got a head start on them last night with their own initiative. St Pat’s in Blennerville, in conjunction with Operation Transformation & Get Ireland Walking, are hosting a series of community walks under lights over […]

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Participants and stewards at the final night of the Couch To 5k Run on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Returns Next Week

January 8, 2020 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

By Tom Dillon, PRO, Born to Run If you are looking for a way to put your best foot forward this New Year in terms of fitness, getting active and making new friends, then the Tralee Born to Run Couch-to-5k is just for you. The hugely popular training programme that […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin, Mayor Jim Finucane, Chief Executive Moira Murrell, Ogie Moran (Chairman of North Kerry Way), councillors, Tralee Municipal District staff welcoming plans for the extension of the walkway at Lohercannon to The Spa to connect with the new Tralee-Fenit Greenway. Photo: Pauline Dennigan Photography

New Walkway From Canal To Connect With Tralee-Fenit Greenway

January 7, 2020 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

AS work begins on the construction of the new 10km Tralee to Fenit Greenway, Kerry County Council has announced plans for the extension of an adjacent walking and cycling route along the coast of Tralee Bay which would connect with the greenway and provide a new leisure amenity for the […]

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Siobhan Ryle, Karen Walsh, Katie Fox and Sarah Barry  at the Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch at The Ashe Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Food, Fashion And More At Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch

January 6, 2020 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE party season in Tralee drew to a close on Sunday and Connect Kerry’s annual Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon was a fitting way to see it out. Around 80 ladies were in attendance at the event in The Ashe Hotel and they enjoyed some Skellig Gin or bubbly on […]

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Roger Harty: 2020

Roger Harty: 2020

January 5, 2020 at 2:32 pm 1 comment

I SUPPOSE as an optician, 2020 was always going to be an interesting year with the comments about 20/20 vision etc. As an interesting sidenote – Do you know where the term 20/20 comes from? Answer: It’s the size of a letter that suspends an angle of 5 degrees with […]

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Orla Fitzgerald, Martina O'Connor, Bláthnaid O'Connor and Martina Dillon at the CH Tralee Christmas party at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CH Tralee Staff Looking Stylish At Christmas Party

January 5, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been some year for staff at CH Tralee. The Mall store underwent a huge renovation during much of 2019, before opening in mid-October, followed by the Black Friday/Christmas shopping season bedlam. With all this work there was scant time for play, but that was resolved on Saturday night when […]

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Joe Hannafin, Méabh McElligott, Brian McElligott and Promise Ekwuhana at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Glamour Of The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball

January 4, 2020 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

THEY’LL be back in school in a few days, but there was ample opportunity to party at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. The sixth year students from Mercy Mounthawk organised the annual debs ball where 310 stylish young ladies and gentlemen had a fantastic night out. They enjoyed a […]

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Clodagh Donnelly, Ciara O'Sullivan and Sinead Murphy at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Debs' Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Style At The Gaelcholáiste Students’ Debs Ball

January 3, 2020 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’RE in festive debs season and after the glamour of the CBS Tralee students ball on Monday, it was the turn of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students to glam up on Thursday night. Again, the venue was the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and over 90 students enjoyed a three course meal with entertainment […]

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Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

Talk On Health, Nutrition, Fitness And More In Aid Of Tír Na nÓg Orphanage

January 3, 2020 at 12:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A TALK on health, nutrition, and more will take place next week in Tralee with all proceeds raised on the night going to the Tír na nÓg Orphanage. Taking place in The Rose Hotel on Thursday, January 9 at 7.30pm, ‘Keeping Health Simple’ has the aim of educating people on […]

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Caitlyn Brick, Jessica Barrett, Jasmine Ryle and Jennifer McLoughlin at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball

December 31, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from CBS The Green and their dates for the evening enjoyed a fun end to the year at their Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Monday night. Organised by the students, around 115 people sat down for a meal followed by a DJ who kept the party atmosphere going […]

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Launching the 31 Day Challenge were Santa with little Amber O'Connor and Hugh O'Brien. At back are Danny O'Connor, Caroline Corkery and Colin 'Poshey' Aherne. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get 2020 Off To A Healthy And Charitable Start With This Challenge

December 31, 2019 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE party season is nearly at an end so it’s time to get healthy and active again…and tomorrow is as good a time as any to start. The 31 day January Challenge for positive mental health is once again taking place and is being promoted by local people Colin ‘Poshey’ […]

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

Get On Your Bike For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

December 30, 2019 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new year will bring a new start for many and if you have a bike then a cycle in early January is the perfect opportunity for exercise and fresh air. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 11th at 11:00am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The […]

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Colin 'Poshey' Aherne (right) with little Amber O'Connor and her dad Danny and Caroline Corkery (left) launching the fundraising Swimathon which takes place next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Man To Hold Swimathon At Complex To Help Amber

December 29, 2019 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man is hosting a 24 Hour Swimathon to help out a little girl who is battling cancer. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne has organised the event to take place on Saturday, January 18 at 3pm in Tralee Sports Complex for 24 hours with roughly 48 swimmers swimming a half a […]

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Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

Roger Harty: Compassion Is Our Compass

December 22, 2019 at 9:20 am 2 comments

I WROTE an article last week about the beauty of a compass and how it is a great instrument to give us security of direction. In the middle of writing that article it dawned on me that ‘compass’ is an integral part of the word compassion. I said to myself […]

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