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Taking off on the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Saddle Up For A Great Cause Next Weekend

April 29, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Fenit RNLI Annual 50km Cycle Fundraiser is set to take place on Saturday, May 5 this year and it’s another great way to warm up for the Ring Of Kerry Cycle and raise funds for a great cause. The event will see cyclists make their way from Tralee through Farranfore […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of The Word Religion

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of The Word Religion

April 29, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THE word Religion has got a lot of bad press of recent years and many would say ‘quite rightly so’, but I would like to say that we have to be careful not to throw out the baby with the bathwater. To begin with, no one holds ownership over the word […]

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Kian Ó Riagáin, Eve Ní Chriodáin Amy Ní Mháirtín and Sean Ó Murchú at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transition Year students' Fashion Show in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Hit The Catwalk For Annual Fashion Show

April 27, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students turned on the style last night for their annual fashion show. There was a large crowd at The Rose Hotel for the event which saw the students take to the catwalk in fashions from numerous local businesses. Mentored by teacher Michelle D’Altúin, the students organise every aspect […]

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Participants at the start of the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fifth Annual Ardfert Cycle To Take Place This Sunday

April 26, 2018 at 4:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THE time has almost arrived for the 5th Ardfert Annual Cycle in aid of Ardfert School Building Fund  and all is ready for what should be another great event this Sunday, April 29 at 10am. This is a departure from the previous year’s cycle which took place in September and […]

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at the IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The IT Tralee Clubs And Societies Ball

April 26, 2018 at 3:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE glamour was something else at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the annual IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball. Around 350 students from the college attended the final students ball of the year and it was a chance to celebrate student participation and achievement in the college’s clubs and […]

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Time To Prepare For The Annual Kerry Camino

Time To Prepare For The Annual Kerry Camino

April 24, 2018 at 2:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Camino was launched yesterday and organisers expect around 200 walkers from far and wide will take part in the annual event on routes from Tralee to Dingle. The three day walk will take place on the May Bank Holiday weekend, May 4-6, with a registration/information evening at The […]

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Local Hair And Beauty Salon To Help Out Palliative Care Unit

Local Hair And Beauty Salon To Help Out Palliative Care Unit

April 24, 2018 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL hair and beauty salon has will raise funds during the month of May for a great cause. Ballybeg Hair and Beauty are doing a month long initiative to support the Palliative Care Unit at UHK. “We all love to look and feel good and at Ballybeg Hair and […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Divine Mercy?

Roger Harty: What Is Divine Mercy?

April 22, 2018 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

IN my last article, I defined mercy as – sending a loving reaction to any given human situation. Well to follow on from that then the definition of ‘Divine Mercy’ should be very easy. It is God sending a loving reaction to any given human situation. I suppose it would […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin is joined by local athlete Shona Heaslip and pupils from Blennerville, Caherleaheen, Listellick and CBS Primary schools at the launch of 'The Daily Mile' at St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville School Welcomes Minister For Launch Of ‘The Daily Mile’

April 20, 2018 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s NS in Blennerville was the venue this morning for Athletics Ireland to announce the ‘Pilot’ launch of ‘The Daily Mile’, hosted by Kerry Recreation and Sport Partnership. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and John Foley, CEO of Athletics Ireland, launched the Primary Schools […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Prize At National Junk Kouture Awards

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Prize At National Junk Kouture Awards

April 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí students were among the prize winners at the national final of the Junk Kouture competition at the 3 Arena last night. With thousands attending the event, the Tralee school was represented by ‘Fear Leighis Na Mara Plaisteach’ from Lennox Beaujouan, Peadar Toibin and Seán Ó Loingsigh. They won […]

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Participants ready for the Tri and Move event at IT Tralee on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Staff And Students Get Active At ‘Tri And Move’

April 19, 2018 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee hosted an event aimed at getting staff and students in IT Tralee together and moving in the ‘Tri and Move ITT’ on Wednesday evening. It was a combination of two events, a 5km individual/family fun walk/run and a fun team triathlon. The triathlon consisted of a 5km run followed by a […]

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Jemi John and Saoirse Horgan apply the effects make-up to Orla O'Brien during the special make-up art event on Wednesday at Presentation School. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pres Students In Colourful Collaboration With Kerry ETB

April 19, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A COLOURFUL, fun and educational event took place in Presentation Secondary School on Wednesday which saw students get a taste of photography and special effects make-up art. In a collaboration between the Transition Years and tutors and trainees from Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley, a special make-up event was […]

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Back row; Adele Conway, Samantha ward, Aoife Flavin, Aideen Spillane, Naomi O'Leary, Dawn Lenihan, Niamh O'Halloran Colbert, Anna Flannery, Sandra O'Shea, Katie Mc Coy, Chloe Carroll.Front row; Cliona Moran, Kayleigh Muphy, Shannon Brown, Danielle Horgan, Shannon Murphy at the opening of the new Hairdressing Salon facility at Kerry ETB in Monavalley.

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Opens New Salon For Hairdressing Trainees

April 18, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

HAIR Salons from across Kerry gathered at Kerry ETB Training Centre’s all-new Hairdressing Salon in Monvalley on Monday for an opening evening to showcase their futuristic looking new facility and to meet the current crop of young hairdressers. Visitors spent two hours mingling with staff, trainees and other business owners […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Mercy?

Roger Harty: What Is Mercy?

April 15, 2018 at 11:31 am 1 comment

I RECENTLY heard someone give a definition of the true meaning of mercy and I must say I found it very interesting. To be honest I had not given it much thought prior to this. He said – “Mercy is sending a loving reaction to any given human situation”. What […]

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Cyclists gather before the start of the Na Gaeil GAA Club Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Na Gaeil Prepares For Annual Cycle Fundraiser

April 8, 2018 at 11:42 am 1 comment

IT’S normally held at the end of August, but this year’s annual Na Gaeil GAA Club Cycle has been brought forward to April and it’s set to draw a big entry. In fact, with the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle coming up it’s a perfect way to practice for it […]

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Mike Edgar who will abseil down Croke Park for charity.

Tralee Man Plans To Abseil Down Croke Park For Charity

April 6, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man is going to abseil down Croke Park to raise awareness of a mental health support organisation. Mike Edgar, a student in IT Tralee, decided to take on the challenge because he is passionate about the issue of mental health. The former Mercy Mounthawk student has set up […]

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The 20th annual Tralee Good Friday Walk taking off from The Grand Hotel. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Don’t Forget The Good Friday Walks For Kerry Hospice

March 28, 2018 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

GOOD Friday is just a couple of days away and people are being urged to support the two walks in aid of the Kerry Hospice in the Tralee area. The Tralee walk will begin from The Grand Hotel at 10am on Friday, March 30. Walkers in the 22nd annual event […]

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Stephanie Coffey, Ciara Cronin, Marie Dineen and Shannon O'Brien at the 'Faces By Grace' masterclass at CH Chemists on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Faces By Grace’ Is A Sellout Success In CH

March 26, 2018 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge turnout for a top beauty and lifestyle blogger who visited CH Chemists in Tralee on Saturday for a make-up masterclass. Around 120 ladies bought tickets to see Grace Mongey, a 29 year old mum of one from Tallaght who has become enormously popular through her ‘Faces […]

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Roger Harty: What We Can Learn From Animals

Roger Harty: What We Can Learn From Animals

March 25, 2018 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE answer to this can be summed in two words – it’s Limitless. It all really depends on the amount of attention we give them. The more we study them the more they will fascinate us and very often they will give us lessons as to how we can best live […]

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Orla Diffily, Eileen Whelan, Therese O'Brien and Audrey Moran at the fundraiser in Paco on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Paco’s Fundraiser Raises Thousands To Buy Three Debrillators

March 24, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

THEY did it…and then some! Two ladies, Audrey Moran and Eileen Whelan, set out on a mission to raise enough money to buy two defibrillators and by Friday afternoon they had raised enough for three. “We’re overwhelmed by the response from the public over the past week,” said Eileen Whelan […]

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Two Tralee Businesses Make Image Beauty Awards Shortlist

Two Tralee Businesses Make Image Beauty Awards Shortlist

March 22, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee businesses have made the shortlist in the prestigious Image Magazine Business Of Beauty Awards. Nádúr Spa at Ballygarry House Hotel and Expose Beauty Lounge, Tralee are both in the shortlist for the awards which take place next month. Nádúr Spa is in the Best Spa category while Expose […]

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Gardaí who took part at the finish line. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Tralee Marathon Races On Sunday (Part 2)

March 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Marathon races drew huge support from both locals and runners around the country. Sunday’s event, sponsored by Kerry’s Eye, at Tralee Bay Wetlands was also a massive operation to organise and the work of volunteers was vital in everything going smoothly on the day. Here’s some more images […]

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Kieran Finn, Helen Nolan Finn, Louise Porter, Nia Mansfield, Anna Sheehy and Kieran Nolan at the finish line. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Dry But Chilly Day As Hundreds Take Part In Tralee Marathon Events (Part 1)

March 20, 2018 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

SUNDAY was cold but dry as the big day arrived for hundreds taking part in the Tralee Marathon events from the Tralee Bay Wetlands. Sponsored by Kerry’s Eye and hosted by Tralee Harriers, there were almost 800 entries for the marathon, half-marathon, 10k and 5k races. There was a great […]

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Community Looks Forward To Fenit Coastal Cycle

Community Looks Forward To Fenit Coastal Cycle

March 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

CYCLISTS are getting ready for the sixth annual Fenit Coastal Cycle which takes place on Saturday, March 24. The cycling event is a fundraiser for St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit and they have two charities who will receive a monetary donation from the event — Diabetes Ireland & Kerry Cork Link […]

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Aoife Daly and Kayrena Dowling at the Kerins O'Rahillys 'Strictly Club Dancing' on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From Kerins O’Rahillys ‘Strictly’ Night (Part 2)

March 18, 2018 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a memorable night for Kerins O’Rahillys as they held their second ‘Strictly Club Dancing’ event on Friday in The Brandon Hotel. Around 1,000 tickets were sold and unsurprisingly, many if them came dressed to impress on the night. Here’s some of the style from the night and more […]

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Roger Harty: The Precious Shamrock

Roger Harty: The Precious Shamrock

March 18, 2018 at 10:11 am 1 comment

IF you were to look up the meaning of the word precious in the dictionary you would find the following…‘of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly’. Another bit of trivia is that the word precious originates from the Latin word pretiōsus costly, valuable, equivalent to preti(um) price. […]

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Launching the Kerry Hospice Good Friday walks around the county were, in front; athlete Shona Heaslip, Maura Sullivan, Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and her daughter Olivia Crean. Back from left; Joe Hennebery (Tralee), Pat Doolan (Killarney, Michelle Jones (Killorglin), Eileen Sheehy (Listowel), Jenny Tarrant (Listowel), Mary O'Connor, Mary Shanahan, Breda O'Sullivan (Killorglin) and Andrea O'Donoghue (Tralee). Photo by Dermot Crean

People Urged To Hit The Road On Good Friday For The Hospice

March 16, 2018 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE athlete Shona Heaslip and Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh were on hand on Thursday evening to help launch the annual Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walks around the county. They will take place in various locations including Killarney, Killorglin, Inch, Listowel, the Spa and Tralee to name but a few. The […]

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Simon Lorne, Olivera Ivkovic, Liridona Bunjaku and Elsa Cenaj at the IT Tralee Students Unio Ball on Wednesday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The IT Tralee Students Union Ball

March 15, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the nurses and agri studies students had their fun last week, this time it was the occasion of the IT Tralee Students Union Ball to bring the glamour to Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Over 150 students and staff members from IT Tralee enjoyed a meal and entertainment from No Direction […]

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Niall Lucey with children Seamus, Tadhg, Hannah Mai and Ellen at the launch of the Paul Lucey Memorial Run on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks To Remember Paul Lucey With 10k/5k Memorial Run/Walk

March 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW 5k/10k event will take place in May to remember a great servant to the Austin Stacks Club. The ‘Run for the Rock — Paul Lucey 10km / 5km Memorial Run was launched on Monday night at Austin Stacks clubhouse. This run is to honour the memory of Paul […]

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Lucia Murphy, Kellie Houlihan, Tina O'Connor, Andrea Moriarty and Mags Sugrue of Aspire Hair Solutions at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards in The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Connect Hair And Beauty Awards (Part 2)

March 12, 2018 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we told you who won what and showed you some of the style at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel (click here for previous coverage). A capacity crowd of 275 guests had a wonderful day (and night) and there was some serious glamour to […]

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