Anna Cahill.

Anna To Fly The Flag For Kerry At Miss Universe Ireland

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A KERRY model has been selected as a finalist in the Miss Universe Ireland Pageant Anna Cahill (21) from Rossbeigh, will go forward to the contest which takes place on Thursday, August 2 at the Mansion House, Dublin. “I am thrilled to be a finalist in Miss Universe Ireland and represent my […]

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Participants make it home at the Spin SouthWest Sandstorm event at Ballyheigue Beach on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Sandstorm’ Rolls Into Ballyheigue Again This Weekend

July 12, 2018 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S proved massively popular over the past few years and now it returns to Ballyheigue beach this Saturday. Spin Southwest’s ‘Sandstorm’, sponsored by Fanta, will see hundreds of people take on the 5k race starting from 12 noon. The run is full of challenging obstacles including a tyre mound, the net crawl and […]

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Lay it on me!..Runners during the charity Colour Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Colour Dash For Crumlin Hospital At The Wetlands This Sunday

July 12, 2018 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

LAST year’s event was a fantastic success and Sunday is set to be no different as the Crumlin Colour Dash returns. Around 350 took part in last year’s September’s event in aid of Crumlin Children’s Hospital, organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness. The run this Sunday starts […]

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‘Vegtopia’ To Take Place In Town This Saturday

‘Vegtopia’ To Take Place In Town This Saturday

July 11, 2018 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of vegan, vegetarian and dairy-friendly products produced locally will take place this Saturday in town. There’ll be food, music, entertainment and much more at ‘Vegtopia’ to encourage people into a more healthy diet and to show how delicious vegetables are. It kicks off  with a Yoga, Mindfulness and Breathing […]

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Members of the Born To Run Club's 'Couch To 5k' programme at the Aquadome on Tuesday. Front from left; Karen Lawlor and Anna Suchatys. Back from left; Ailish Hughes with Ivy Rose, Marcella Moriarty, Fiona Griffin, Kate Caffrey, Margaret Wharton, Helen Egan and Tom Dillon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Recruits Make The Grade

July 11, 2018 at 9:49 am 1 comment

By Maria Moynihan HAVING laced up their running shoes for the first time in May, the latest recruits to Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club earned their first race medals on Tuesday evening, having completed a special event to mark the culmination of their “Couch To 5k” training programme. Over […]

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ALL SET FOR THE SADDLE! Pictured are Donie McCannon and Joan O' Regan both from Tralee at the official launch of Rediscover Cycling in Tralee today, 9th July 2018. Rediscover Cycling is a unique older adult bike hire programme created by Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership aimed at older adults residing or visiting Co. Kerry. Pic: Pauline Dennigan. NO FEE FOR REPRO. For further info: Córa Carrigg, KRSP, 066 718 4766 or 087 204 3631,

New Bike Hire Programme To Get Young At Heart Cycling In Tralee

July 10, 2018 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

AN older adult bike hire programme, called Rediscover Cycling, was officially launched by Chairperson of Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership Mr. Jimmy Deenihan on Monday at Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. Rediscover Cycling for the Young at Heart, is an affordable priced bike hire scheme aimed at older adults residing in […]

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REPRO FREE - Erika Fox, top Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger/YouTuber, aka Retro Flame will choose the Best Dressed Lady at the 2018 Rose of Tralee Fashion Show in the Festival Dome on Sunday 19th August. A Glenbeigh-native, Erika is currently based in New York. Through blogging, she has worked with brands such as Tom Ford, Google, Land Rover USA, Vera Wang & Samsung. She has also been featured in a wide range of national and international publications including Teen Vogue, Seventeen and The Sunday Time STYLE Magazine. Her current overall fan-base is now at almost 200,000 followers. Erika will also Co judge the 2018 Rose of Tralee Designer of the Year Awards which will be sponsored this year by The Zipyard. Tickets to the Rose of Tralee Fashion Show are available from and the Rose of Tralee App.”
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Top Model And Fashion Expert To Make Rose Fashion Show A Must For Ladies

July 9, 2018 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of the most popular events at the Rose of Tralee Festival is getting a make-over with a major emphasis on providing the ultimate girls’ night out experience at this year’s Fashion Show on Sunday, August 19. Ireland’s super model, Alannah Beirne will star as the special guest on the […]

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Roger Harty: The Importance Of The Word ‘Abstract’

Roger Harty: The Importance Of The Word ‘Abstract’

July 8, 2018 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

OK, this article is a little tricky, but that’s ok with me because the word ‘Abstract’ is a little tricky. Useful quote: If you change the way you look at the world; the world you look at changes – Wayne Dyer. Right let’s get down to business. If I asked most […]

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**FREE PICS*** Hats on for This year’s July Festival of Racing in Killarney which commences on the afternoon of Sunday, July 15 with a family fun day and a Mad Hatters competition with great free entertainment for children.  With Magaret Kelleher, are Sisters, Bébhinn, Réailtín and Muireann O’Donoghue from Killarney. This year’s July Festival of Racing in Killarney has been extended to five days. The evening meetings on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will all feature a novel theme with Monday designated Ladbrokes Race Day during which the leading bookmaker is generously sponsoring all seven races on the card.
 Tuesday, is Milliners’ Day, leading and creative milliners from all around the country will be showcasing their spectacular  head pieces, prior to Ladies Day on Wednesday when The Rose of Tralee contestants will add a touch of extra glamour,bringing the magic of the annual festival from the streets of Tralee to the winner’s enclosure in Killarney where they will mingle with punters.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***REPRO FREE**

Celebrity Couple To Judge Stylish Ladies Day In Killarney

July 2, 2018 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

GLAMOROUS pop star Una Healy and her dapper rugby star husband Ben Foden are the celebrity judges lined up for this year’s stylish Dawn Dairies Ladies Day at Killarney Races. They will select the Best Dressed Lady and Best Dressed Gent at what is considered to be one of the […]

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Ciara Mulcahy, Michaela Horan, Nora Scanlon, Rita Knightly and Siobhan Flahive at the Tralee Rugby Club's 'Strictly Come Dancing' event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Tralee RFC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (Part 2)

June 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

SO hundreds enjoyed the Tralee Rugby Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ last night, with Simon Behan and Amy Kelly proving worthy winners of the judges vote and Andrea O’Donoghue and Declan Smith impressing the public (click here for previous story). Besides the great outfits on the dance floor, the style was pretty […]

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Contestants participating in the opening dance at the Tralee Rugby Club's 'Strictly Come Dancing' event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rugby Club’s First Try At ‘Strictly’ Is A Resounding Success (Part 1)

June 30, 2018 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A SWELTERING night outside was matched by red-hot dancing inside as Tralee Rugby Club hosted its first ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ event in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Eleven couples took to the floor for a fantastic night of fun and entertainment for the over 500 people present. After a haka to […]

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Powerhouse Cillian Tierney, emerges first out of the water and go on to win the Hardman Sprint Triathlon on Valentia Island, Co Kerry in a phenomenal time of 56 mins and 56 seconds. The Hardman Sprint Triathlon included, boarding Valentia Island Ferry to Renard Pier to complete a 750 m swim to the Island, leaving the transition area and cycle a 10 km expanse of the Island before running 5 km back to the finish line a the Royal Valentia Hotel. Hardman Events is organised by Race Director Alan Ryan.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PICS***

PHOTOS: Tralee Man Wins Hardman Triathlon Event In Valentia

June 27, 2018 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE Hardman Sprint Triathlon took place on Valentia Island on Saturday and it was a Tralee man who won the coveted race. Having won the Hardman Olympic Distance Triathlon in Dingle a few weeks ago, 20-year-old Cillian Tierney came home in a blistering time of 56 minutes and 56 seconds. […]

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Mary Stapleton Foley, Joann Murphy, Tina Griffin, Elaine Kelliher, Carol Kennelly and Caroline McEnery photographed at “An Enchanted Forest” Irish design showcase with a focus on sustainable fashion, which was held on Midsummer’s night , Thursday 21st of June, in the spectacular setting of Sheen Falls Lodge, Kenmare, County Kerry. Photo Credit: Barry Murphy

PHOTOS: Style From ‘An Enchanted Forest’ Fashion Event

June 26, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

RISING international fashion designer, Colin Horgan, made a much anticipated return to his native Kerry as the Special Guest Designer at Irish design showcase “An Enchanted Forest” on Midsummer’s night, Thursday,  June 21. Currently based in London, Horgan has dressed Lady GaGa, Rita Ora, Little Mix and Dua Lipa and […]

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FRONT : Actress, presenter and media personality Aoibhín Garrihy will judge the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at Listowel Races on Friday 14th of September. She will be assisted by stylist Marietta Doran. 

Photographed with (from left) John Galvin, Chairman of Listowel Race Company, Patrick McElligott, MD, McElligotts Tralee and David Moran, Brand Ambassador, McElligotss Tralee. 

There is a cash prize money fund of over €6,000 and the overall winner will receive a cheque for €3,000 and a Honda Civic for a year. Pix : MacMonagle


Listowel Ladies Day Winner To Get A Car For A Year Plus €3,000

June 26, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE overall winner of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day on Friday, September 14 at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival will win an all new and super stylish Honda Civic for a year plus a cheque for €3,000. Details of the amazing first prize were announced by John Galvin, Chairman, Listowel […]

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CH To Host Benefit Beauty Expert Katie Tiernan For Masterclass

CH To Host Benefit Beauty Expert Katie Tiernan For Masterclass

June 24, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists are renowned for their in-house masterclasses and next month will see another expert visit the store. Benefit Cosmetics’ ‘The Brow Tour Masterclass’ with Katie Tiernan is taking place in store on Thursday, July 12, beginning at 6pm. The Masterclass will include a full make-up demo focusing on brows […]

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Roger Harty: We Are In Control

Roger Harty: We Are In Control

June 24, 2018 at 12:34 pm 2 comments

WE cannot control what happens in our world but we can always control how we react to what happens in our world. Let me repeat that please – we always have the ability to control how we react. The problem is… • We have this ability but we do not […]

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Michelle Kissane and Jennifer Kissane at the Connect Kerry Cocktails and Canapes night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style At The Connect Kerry ‘Cocktails And Canapés’ Night

June 23, 2018 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout for the Connect Kerry ‘Cocktails And Canapes’ night out on Friday night in The Meadowlands Hotel. Ladies arrived to be greeted by some bubbly and cocktails before canapés and wine later, while hearing some great advice on beauty, fashion, skincare, health and nutrition from a […]

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Participants take off at the Summer Solstice 10k Race from the Town Park on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating The Summer Solstice With A 10k Run

June 22, 2018 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone for the large number of runners taking part in the Tralee Summer Solstice 10K Run which started in the Town Park on Thursday night. It was a glorious evening for the event which was started back in 2005 by Jim McNeice. Just under 150 runners finished the race […]

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Colin Horgan.

Ardfert’s Designer To The Stars Back In Kerry For Show

June 20, 2018 at 2:56 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Ardfert man who has dressed some of the world’s biggest pop stars is back in Kerry this week for a special event in Kenmare. Colin Horgan has dressed Lady GaGa, Little Mix and Dua Lipa and is widely considered one of Ireland’s brightest young fashion design talents on the […]

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Miss Kerry Brogan O'Sullivan.

Tralee Woman Brogan Selected As The New Miss Kerry

June 20, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman was crowned Miss Kerry at a selection night at the weekend. Twenty-year-old Brogan O’Sullivan from Killeen Wood, was chosen from  15 contestants from all over the county at the event in the Killarney Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Denise Hickey from Rathmore was second and Emily Hayes from […]

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Hundreds Expected For Kilmoyley Tidy Towns Annual 5K / 10K Run And Walk

Hundreds Expected For Kilmoyley Tidy Towns Annual 5K / 10K Run And Walk

June 16, 2018 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

KILMOYLEY Tidy Towns is set to host its annual 5K / 10K road race this Sunday, June 24 at 11am. Now in its sixth year, the event has gone from strength to strength and regularly attracts over 200 participants. The run will follow a 5k course starting at Kilmoyley Community […]

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Roger Harty: Smile And The World Smiles With You

Roger Harty: Smile And The World Smiles With You

June 10, 2018 at 2:55 pm 2 comments

I SIMPLY love the old sayings. It’s not just a simple love it’s often that they encapsulate within them an enormous amount of wisdom that can bring – if applied – great benefit to our lives. Very often all we need to do is to take the time to give […]

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The 'Half On The Head' is certainly a popular choice with runners.

A Run In A Beautiful Part Of North Kerry

June 8, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE running events keep on coming this summer and there’s a very enticing one on the horizon. There is just over a week left until the 2018 Half on the Head (Kerryhead Half Marathon and 10k run) which takes place on Saturday, June 16. There are very limited places left […]

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A Midsummer Girls Night Out Planned At Meadowlands Hotel

A Midsummer Girls Night Out Planned At Meadowlands Hotel

June 6, 2018 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something for the ladies. Connect Kerry is planning a ‘Cocktails And Canapes’ night out on Friday, June 22 at the Meadowlands Hotel which is sure to attract lovers of beauty, fashion and fun times. There’s cocktails on arrival at 7.30pm and canapés and wine while enjoying an evening with […]

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Deirdre Kissane, Ellen O'Reilly and Cathy Dillon at Ladies Day at Listowel Races on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Ladies Day At Listowel Races

June 4, 2018 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather was amazing on Sunday as ladies converged on Listowel Racecourse for a great day of style at the races. As we reported yesterday (click here for previous story), it was Mary Woulfe from Athea who won the top prize for Best Dressed Lady, but as you can see […]

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Winners Alright at the Listowel Races June Bank Holiday Meeting Ladies Day on Sunday 3rd of June from left Nadine Smith (1st runner up), judge and organiser Eilish Stack, winner of the Best Dressed Lady, Mary Woulfe, head judge Sinead O Brien and Claire Hilliard (2nd runner up). Photo: John Kelliher

Mary Wins Best Dressed At Listowel Races Ladies Day

June 3, 2018 at 7:31 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a Newcastlewest lady who won the Best Dressed Lady on the opening day of the Listowel Races June Bank Holiday Meeting on Sunday. Judged by award winning soprano, model, and social media star, Sinead O’Brien, also known as “Sinead’s Curvy Style” and assisted by Eilish Stack, the judges […]

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Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

Roger Harty: Shakespeare Got It Right!

June 3, 2018 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

AT the risk of being accused of repeating myself ad nauseam, I’m going to say it one more time. To find solutions to the deeper aspects of life it is far better to ask the right questions rather than looking for the right answers. To this end Shakespeare was spot […]

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Ladies on the catwalk at the Blennerville School Fashion Show at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun Night On The Catwalk For Blennerville Pupils And Staff

June 1, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was fashion, fun and great prizes as hundreds attended the St Brendan’s NS Blennerville Fashion Show on Thursday night. The Ballyroe Heights Hotel was the venue for the fundraiser which saw pupils, parents and models take to the runway, displaying fashions from 21 local shops with a wide range of […]

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Jimmy Deenihan at the start of the Pedal In The Park event from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Two Great Events To Get Families On Their Bikes In Tralee

May 31, 2018 at 4:27 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation & Sports Partnership, in collaboration with local cycling clubs, are inviting families of all ages to participate in the ‘Pedal in The Park’ and ‘Any Bike Will Do’ events in Tralee, part of a series of forthcoming events for National Bike Week. These events are aimed at getting […]

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Pupils from St Brendan's NS Blennerville looking forward to the fashion show with teacher Sorcha Ryan. Colette Price and Gráinne Smith of the Parents Council and teacher Olivia Ní She. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pupils To Take To The Catwalk For Blennerville School Fashion Show

May 31, 2018 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S showtime as St Brendan’s National School, Blennerville are taking to the catwalk tonight, for their Fashion Show fundraiser. The event will take place in Ballyroe Heights Hotel and promises to be a fantastic night of entertainment, fashion and fun for all the family. The event has been planned for […]

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