Four of the Kerry Rose 2019 contestants Karen Dineen, Shannan Howe, Emer Forde and Leanne Haussmann. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Rose Contestants Meet Up For Information Session

May 7, 2019 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of contestants for the Kerry Rose 2019 met up in The Rose Hotel on Monday to find out more about what the next few weeks has in store for them. While there are 17 ladies confirmed for the selection night which takes place on Saturday, June 8, there’s […]

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Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

May 5, 2019 at 10:56 am 1 comment

I DISCOVERED this by accident a few years ago when I came across a sheet of paper with the formula written on it. The funny thing about it is that the formula was never explained to me and that fact I now believe is part of its beauty. It explains […]

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At the coffee fundraiser for a new Chemotherapy Day Unit at UHK were Bracker O'Regan, Bridget O'Connor, Evelyn O'Regan, Mikey Sheehy, Mary O'Regan, Darren O'Sullivan and Mary Fitzgerald at Carraig Donn on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: People Give Generously At Carraig Donn Coffee Morning For Chemotherapy Unit

May 4, 2019 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a fantastic response to a fundraiser in a Tralee shop on Friday morning/afternoon. Carraig Donn on Bridge Street hosted a coffee morning event to raise funds for a new Chemotherapy Day Unit at University Hospital Kerry. The crowds attending were boosted thanks to the store offering a 25% discount […]

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PHOTOS: A Stylish Start To The Food Festival At ‘The Enclosure’ In Benners

PHOTOS: A Stylish Start To The Food Festival At ‘The Enclosure’ In Benners

May 4, 2019 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

APART from a slight chill in the air, the sun shone and there was a real summer feel at a party to truly kick off the Tralee Food Festival yesterday evening. Held in the open space of the courtyard of Benner’s Hotel, ‘The Enclosure’ was the official private festival ppening party […]

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Elma Walsh joined staff and pupils at Spa NS on Thursday morning to launch the 2019 Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge.

A Wonderful Family Day Awaits At The Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge

May 3, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2019 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the sixth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amzing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Helen Quealy Murphy, judge of Ladies Day in Listowel Races on Sunday, June 2. Photo: John Kelliher

Fashion And Fun In Listowel For June Bank Holiday Racing

May 2, 2019 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTOWEL Race Company this week officially launched their popular June Bank Holiday Race Meeting which will take place on the scenic course on Sunday, June 2nd and Monday, June 3. Top fashion blogger, Helen Quealy Murphy, aka Daily Diva Diary, will judge the Listowel Races Ladies Day on the Sunday […]

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Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

May 1, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will commence the highly-regarded CLIMB programme on Wednesday next, May 8, to support children aged between 5-12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis on a parent or other significant adult. Facilitated by award-winning play therapist, Edel Lawlor of Expressive Play, […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey 'Run For The Rock' at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Great Day Planned For The Paul Lucey Memorial Run/Walk

April 28, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is just over a week away and people are encouraged to put it in their diaries for a wonderful day of entertainment. The run will take place from Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, which […]

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Alison McGaley models an outfit from Annbury's during the fundraiser at Guiney's on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fashion Show And A Cuppa At Fundraiser In Guiney’s

April 27, 2019 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

BEFORE the storm hit on Friday, staff from Guiney’s on Abbeycourt held a coffee/fashion morning in aid of the Palliative Care Unit. Organised by Eileen O’Mahony and Alison McGaley, stylist Danny Leane of Annbury’s Boutique hosted a fashion show featuring outfits from his own store and Guiney’s. There was free […]

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Chill Out With A ‘Spring Yoga Brunch’ During Bank Holiday Weekend

April 25, 2019 at 4:19 pm Comments are Disabled

IF your looking for a relaxing break from the fun of the Tralee Food Festival, The Ashe Hotel have the ideal event on the Sunday (May 5) of the Bank Holiday Weekend. They will hold a ‘Spring Yoga Brunch’ which consists of a peaceful 1hr 15mins Vinyasa Yoga practice with Maeve […]

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

All Set For Annual Ardfert Cycle This Sunday

April 24, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are in place for the 6th Ardfert Annual Cycle this Sunday at 10am in aid of Ardfert  School Building Fund. This cycle provides the perfect opportunity for those preparing for the Ring of Beara / Ring of Kerry / Ring of Clare / Wild Atlantic Mizen  events later […]

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Mike Brosnan congratulating his wife Rose Brosnan at the finish of the Tralee Marathon on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: True Grit Sees Competitors Home At Tralee Marathon

April 22, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

WITH light winds and dry conditions, the competitors couldn’t complain too much about the conditions for the Tralee Marathon on Saturday. Around 150 runners took off from outside the Aquadome at 9am and made their way on a route which saw them take in Barrow, Fenit and Ardfert before finishing […]

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Fionnbar Walsh, Kieran Donaghy, Jimmy Deenihan, John O'Keeffe, Aidan O'Mahony and David Wallace at the Unsung Hero Cycle from Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Set Off On Unsung Hero Cycle From Ballyseedy Garden Centre

April 21, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

CONDITIONS were ideal for the second annual Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle, in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry at Ballyseedy Home & Garden on Saturday. The sun had yet to come out, but it was dry as hundreds of cyclists took to the road. There were some sporting legends to […]

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Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

April 21, 2019 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

IF your trying to deliver a message perhaps the most important thing aside from the message is to keep it simple and to the point. Thus the acronym KISS Keep It Simple Stupid  (Sweetheart if you’re sensitive!) To this end nothing I believe could be simpler, more direct and to […]

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Louise Moriarty, Michelle Diggins and Michelle Walsh at the Causeway GAA Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From Causeway GAA Strictly Come Dancing (Part 2)

April 20, 2019 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

WITH around 600 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night, it’s safe to say Causeway GAA’s Strictly Come Dancing was an unqualified success. As we told you earlier (click here for previous coverage), Lorraine Fitzgerald and Gearoid Quilter were chosen by the judges as winners, while the public vote went to […]

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Noreen Quirke, Caroline Somers, Caoimhe Somers, Ita Somers and William Somers at the Ted Moynihan Good Friday Walk for Kerry Hospice from the Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Walk In The Sunshine For Kerry Hospice

April 20, 2019 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

THEY got some weather for the Good Friday walks around Kerry yesterday! The annual walk was the brainchild of the late Ted Moynihan who set up the Tralee walk over 23 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength over the years, spreading all around the county. There […]

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Bluebird Care To Host Free Talks On Dementia At Brandon Hotel

April 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

BLUEBIRD Care Ireland has launched a nationwide roadshow, in support of the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign and it takes place in Tralee at the end of the month. The leading homecare provider, Bluebird Care, launched the Understand, Respect and Respond with Care campaign to raise awareness of dementia in […]

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Dr Fergus Leahy

Health: Feeding Problems In Infancy And Childhood

April 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Fergus Leahy, on feeding problems in infancy and childhood… Feeding problems are a very common occurrence in infancy and childhood.  Common definition of feeding problems is the inability or refusal to eat certain foods. Feeding problems may lead to negative nutritional, developmental and psychological outcomes. Feeding problems […]

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Sharon Lewis of Bamboo inside the Ardfert boutique.

Sponsored: Get Your Fashion Fix At Bamboo In Ardfert Village

April 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the fine weather here for the coming days and the Easter break to enjoy, it’s definitely worth a trip out to the lovely village of Ardfert. And with the fantastic Bamboo boutique located there, you can be assured of finding something special on your visit. While Bamboo — located […]

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The launch of the MOYA Wellness Festival in Ballybunion.

MOYA Festival In Ballybunion To Invigorate The Body And Mind

April 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A FESTIVAL in north Kerry on the May Bank Holiday weekend is encouraging people to let their troubles sink into the golden sand and inhale the invigorating sea air in Ballybunion. MOYA, a festival of Meditation, Ocean, Yoga and Art in the breath-taking seaside town is, according to organisers, a […]

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Rose of Tralee 2018 Kirsten Mate Maher at Sean Taaffe's salon.

Sean Taaffe Partners Up Again With Rose Of Tralee Festival

April 15, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE 60th year celebrations of the Rose of Tralee International Festival have received a springtime boost with the confirmation that the multi­-award winning salon group Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty will be the Official Hair Partner to the event again in 2019. This year’s flagship event on the Irish Festivals […]

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Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

April 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A FEW years ago at a meeting I was introduced as Roger Harty a great fighter of depression. While I welcomed the intent of the person who introduced me, which I have no doubt was well meaning,  I was very quick to point out that the best way to deal […]

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The Serenity Spa

SPONSORED: Serenity Spa At The Rose Hotel Introduces New Bamboo Massage

April 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS spring allow yourself some time for relaxation and reflection with the new Bamboo Massage at Serenity Spa at The Rose Hotel which will energise you physically, mentally and spiritually. Bamboo massage is an innovative way to provide Swedish or deep tissue massage using heated bamboo sticks to roll and […]

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Cha-cha the Camino for CRY with Aidan O'Mahony!  Five time All-Ireland winner and the country's first winner of Dancing With The Stars, Aidan O’Mahony, is calling on the public to join him in walking the Camino de Santiago to raise vital funds for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) Ireland to save young lives from Sudden Cardiac Death on 7-14th September. Pictured at the launch from left; are Liam Herlihy from CRY and Aidan O' Mahony. To find out how you can join Aidan on the Camino see Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Fancy Going For A Trek With Aidan?

April 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE-TIME All-Ireland winner and the country’s first winner of Dancing With The Stars, Aidan O’Mahony, is calling on the public to join him in walking the Camino de Santiago to raise vital funds for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) Ireland on September 7-14. The Camino is a walk anyone can […]

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Launching the Donal Walsh Livelife Football Tournament and the Mental Fitness and Wellbeing Project for Children were, in front; Elma Walsh, Chairman of the Kerry County Board Tim Murphy and Fionnbar Walsh. Back from left; Dr Susan Mary Lawlor, Dan Horan (sponsor), Chairman of Kerry Coiste na nÓg Tommy Cronin, PRO of Kerry Coiste na nÓg Damien McCarthy, Chairman of Kerins O'Rahillys Juvenile Club Adrian Doody and Chairwoman of the Health and Wellbeing Committee Bernie Reen. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerins O’Rahillys Launches New Mental Fitness And Wellbeing Project For Children

April 12, 2019 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE second annual Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation Football Tournament will kick-off a new MMental Fitness And Wellbeing Project for children at the club next month. Taking place on May 4 the tournament for boys will see 16 clubs from Tralee and all over the county represented to play for the […]

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Siobhan Ryle, Sarah Barry and Sarah Moloney at the Tapas and Pintxo evening at The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of Excellent Tapas and Pintxos At The Ashe

April 10, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

GOOD food, wine and great company was on the menu at The Old Market Bar in the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night, for an event to celebrate the All-Ireland Tapas and Pintxo Championships taking place in Tralee. Hosted by the hotel in association with Connect Marketing and Events and Taste Kerry, […]

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Carmel Finnegan.

Call For Life-Saving Treatment For Babies To Be Introduced At University Hospital Kerry

April 10, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

A LIMERICK mother-of-two is on a mission to introduce a potentially life-saving treatment into University Hospital Kerry and all of Ireland’s 19 maternity hospitals. Carmel Finnegan first became aware of the term ‘brain cooling’ during her work as a solicitor with Dennison Solicitors in Abbeyfeale. Brain cooling –  medical term […]

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Eileen McNamara, Pat Carmody, Margaret Coleman, Catriona O'Mahony, Maeve Nealon and Sandra Rusk at the fundraising dinner in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Food And A Fun Night At Fundraiser In The Rose Hotel

April 7, 2019 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

WITH round of golf at world-famous courses and luxury nights away among the amazing attractions at a dining experience in The Rose Hotel, it was bound to be a great success on Friday night. Executive chef of The Rose Hotel, Odran Lucey, executive chef of The Marker Hotel, Gareth Mullins, executive […]

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Roger Harty: Call Off The Search

Roger Harty: Call Off The Search

April 7, 2019 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

IF I was ever asked the question ‘What is the secret to happiness?’ the one piece of advice I would give is very simple – call off the search! Now what do I mean by ‘call off the search?’ The only answer I can give is like the Ronseal Varnish […]

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Mary Slattery, Helen Slattery and Sheila Madden at the Fashion Show/Dinner fundraiser in O'Riada's on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Enjoy A Stylish Night Out In Ballymac

April 6, 2019 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE style was something else last night as ladies converged O’Riada’s in Ballymac for a fashion fundraiser. There were 150 people in attendance to enjoy a fashion show and three course meal with the Palliative Care Unit and Rosabel’s Rooms benefitting. Featuring fashions from Castleisland boutiques, former Rose of Tralee, […]

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