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PHOTOS: Rockies Enjoy 5k Fun Run In Aid Of Irish Powerchair Team

PHOTOS: Rockies Enjoy 5k Fun Run In Aid Of Irish Powerchair Team

July 10, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks Senior Men’s team  organised a 5K fun run/walk/Jog last Sunday in sunny Connolly Park. The event was arranged to fundraise and support the Irish Powerchair team who are playing in the FIFA World Cup in Orlando. Their senior team manager, Pat Flanagan, and his son Patrick are currently representing Ireland at the […]

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Is Your Doctor Worthy Of ‘Kerry GP Of The Year’?

July 8, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

GPBuddy.ie, the online resource for GPs in Ireland, is calling on GPs and members of the public in Kerry to submit their nominations for this year’s GPBuddy National GP Awards, in association with Affidea Ireland, ahead of the deadline on Friday 14th July. The annual GPBuddy Awards recognise excellence, innovation and collaboration […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Reasons For Immunisation

Dr Caitlin: The Reasons For Immunisation

July 8, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on immunisations…  What is immunisation? Immunisation is the use of a vaccine to protect against a disease. Vaccination is simple, safe and effective. The risks of having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects […]

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The spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel.

Kerry Spa Wins Munster Category At Tatler Spa Of The Year Awards

July 6, 2017 at 6:29 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE they missed out on the big prize, a Kerry hotel spa was among the winners at the Irish Tatler Spa Awards 2017, at a gala awards luncheon today at The Thomas Prior Hall, Ballsbridge. The Spa at Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa won Munster Spa of the Year. Meanwhile, the […]

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Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

July 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Municipal District Sinn Féin councillor, Toireasa Ferris, has advised medical card holders that they should not be charged for blood tests by their GPs. Councillor Ferris has been contacted by a number of constituents, one of whom is a patient recovering from cancer, about the issue. “I have told them and […]

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Patrick Takes On Gruelling Challenges In Aid Of Tralee Woman’s African Orphanage

Patrick Takes On Gruelling Challenges In Aid Of Tralee Woman’s African Orphanage

July 5, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark man has started a series of tough challenges to raise funds for a Tralee woman’s orphanage project in Africa. Patrick Daly from Derrylea completed the Ring of Kerry Cycle at the weekend, but that’s only the beginning. In the next few months he will take on the ‘Tough […]

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LISTOWEL RACES LAUNCH -   Daithi O'Se and Maura Derrane pictured at the  launch of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day which will be held on Friday 15th of September at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival. The overall winner of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival will win an all new and super stylish Honda Jazz for a year plus a cheque for Ä3,000! Details of the amazing first prize were announced by David Fitzmaurice, Chairman, Listowel Race Company and Patrick McElligott, Managing Director, McElligotts Tralee. Judges were revealed as Ireland's top TV personalities and best known TV duo, Daithi O'Se and Maura Derrane assisted by Kerry footballer and McElligott's ambassador Dave Moran. This is the third year of the McElligotts Honda sponsorship and in addition to the all new Honda Jazz with Ä3,000 cash for the Best Dressed Lady, there are also prizes for the Jazziest Headpiece, Most Iconic Lady, Most Glamorous Young Racer and Most Stylish Selfie!  Last year the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day attracted a record crowd of over 29,000, confirming it as one of the most popular and stylish events on the Irish racing and fashion calendar. The annual 7 day Listowel Harvest Racing Festival runs from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th of September 2017. For more information visit www.listowelraces.ie. #listowelraces ##mcelligottshondaladiesday
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A Car For A Year And €3,000 Awaits Winner Of Best Dressed Lady At Listowel Races

July 4, 2017 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE overall winner of the McElligotts Honda Ladies Day on Friday, September 15 at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival will win an all new and super stylish Honda Jazz for a year plus a cheque for €3,000. Details of the amazing first prize were announced by David Fitzmaurice, Chairman, Listowel […]

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Roger Harty: The Hawk

Roger Harty: The Hawk

July 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm 1 comment

  EVERYONE at some stage will experience difficult circumstances in life. In fact, difficult circumstances are part and parcel of living. Show me someone who has never had a problem and I’ll show you someone who hasn’t lived. It’s not what happens to us in life that matters, what is […]

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Dr Caitlin: Anxiety Disorders

Dr Caitlin: Anxiety Disorders

July 1, 2017 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on anxiety issues… Most people feel anxious from time to time. However, anxiety can become abnormal if it interferes with your day-to-day activities. Anxiety is a symptom of various anxiety disorders which are discussed below. They can often be treated. […]

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Mommy Moments: A Year On The Parenting Rollercoaster

Mommy Moments: A Year On The Parenting Rollercoaster

June 29, 2017 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

  One year after giving birth, Jennifer Kissane, has some advice for mommies-to-be… My little baby will be turn one this week. The last 12 months have been an incredible rollercoaster and it has absolutely flown. Life as I know it has been babyfied! Giving birth to a premature baby […]

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Aoibhín Garrihy with her niece Zoe pictured at the official launch of the 17th Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and individual beneficiaries hosted at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare on Wednesday, 21st June. The four day charity cycle takes place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August, and will see over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for the Munster branches of DSI and individual beneficiaries. For more information see www.tourdemunster.com.
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Tour De Munster Cyclists To Stop Off In Tralee This August

June 29, 2017 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 100 amateur cyclists, including cycling legend Sean Kelly, will overnight in Tralee on the 17th annual Tour de Munster this August. Held in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries, the event was  launched at Bunratty Castle recently  by Sean Kelly and actress Aoibhín Garrihy of Dancing With The […]

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Mary Needs Votes To Win Beauty Blog Award

June 27, 2017 at 3:19 pm 1 comment

A WELL-KNOWN Tralee beauty expert is the sole Kerry entrant in the upcoming Irish Beauty Blog Awards and she needs your votes after making the shortlist. Mary O’Donnell, from Listellick, is familiar to many from her ‘Beauty Spot’ slot on the Talkabout show on Radio Kerry, her regular appearances on the ‘Today’ show […]

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General Manager of Lee Strand, John O'Sullivan with finalists Yvonne O'Reilly, Sinead Hayes, Joanne Wharton O'Sullivan, Agne Kremenskiene and Judge Lisa Cannon, at the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney Races on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies Day, Roses, GAA Legends And Much More At Killarney Races

June 27, 2017 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

STYLISH ladies, dapper gents, a beautiful bunch of Roses and hugely popular Kerry GAA legends will be out in force at Killarney’s July Racing Festival. The four-day festival will commence on Monday, July 17 with a family evening which will feature a very special celebration to pay tribute to Kerry […]

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Two Kerry Runners To Take Part In 24-Hour Race

Two Kerry Runners To Take Part In 24-Hour Race

June 26, 2017 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be two Kerry runners competing in the Energia 24 Hour Race this weekend. Excitement is building for the race, which will take place on Saturday, July 1 in Victoria Park, Belfast. The two Kerrymen competing are Killarney man Denis Keane from Marathon Club Ireland and John Starrett from St Brendan’s AC […]

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Kerry People Wanted To Take On ‘Virtual Marathon’ In July For Charity

Kerry People Wanted To Take On ‘Virtual Marathon’ In July For Charity

June 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE of Kerry are urged to take on a ‘Marathon in a Month’ and reduce cancer risk while raising funds to support cancer patients The Irish Cancer Society has launched Ireland’s first virtual marathon campaign, which aims to get people moving while raising vital funds to support people affected by […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the causes and treatment of Gout… Gout causes attacks of pain and swelling in one or more joints. An anti-inflammatory painkiller usually eases an attack quickly. Lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of having gout attacks. These include losing […]

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Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In  L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

June 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

A KERRY hairdresser, who has a salon in Tralee, will find out if he is ‘worth it’ early next month when he competes in the grand final of the 51st L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards, which will take place at O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin on Monday, July 3. No stranger to […]

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Members of the Inspired group dancing at the start of the Inspired Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Night Of Fashion And Fun With Inspired Group

June 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of Inspired put on a great show on Friday night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Their fashion show was hugely enjoyable for the approximately 200 who attended, including writer Billy Keane, Deputy Michael Healy Rae and renowned designer Don O’Neill who attended with his husband Pascal Guillermie. The show was […]

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Miriam Leane, Katie McAuliffe, Emme Fitzgerald and Ashling Murphy at the Kerry GAA Night of Champions at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sunshine, Style And GAA Stars At The ‘Night Of Champions’

June 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was fashion, family entertainment and great racing at the annual Kerry GAA ‘Night of Champions’ at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. The Kerry Senior Football and Hurling players and management were there to meet the fans and the weather was especially kind. The Kerry GAA Supporters Club sponsored the […]

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Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

June 18, 2017 at 11:20 am 3 comments

IF I am to be totally honest, I must admit that I was never a huge fan of science fiction. Perhaps this was for one of two reasons. a) I thought that the whole notion was too far-fetched or b) that it was a little too close to the bone […]

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At the launch of the Rose of Tralee 10k at the Rose Hotel on Friday evening were, in front; Chairman of Tralee Harriers Martin Fitzgerald, Derek Griffin, Mayor of Tralee Terry O'Brien, Kerry Rose Breda O'Mahony, and Michelle Greaney. Back from left; Race Director Martin O'Sullivan, Alanna O'Sullivan, Grace Creedon, Mary Fitzmaurice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel Mark Sullivan, Emer Hogan and Vice-Chairman Gene O'Donnell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Rose And Mayor Of Tralee Launch Rose 10k

June 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Harriers Athletic Club have announced details of their route for their annual ROSE10K with Mayor of Tralee Terry O’Brien and this year’s Kerry Rose Breda O’Mahony jointly launching the event. The race is scheduled to take place on August 20 at 11.30am and will be started by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maggie […]

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Susan Sugrue, Tiana Caplis, Anne McEllistrim and Caroline Lynch at the start of the Pedal In The Park event from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Beautiful Evening For A ‘Pedal In The Park’

June 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was gorgeous sunshine at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening for an event to get families together on their bikes for some exercise. The Pedal in the Park— part of National Bike Week which runs from June 10 to 18 this year — is now in its seventh year […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

June 17, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Bacterial Vaginosis… Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is common and causes a vaginal discharge, often with a noticeable smell. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by an overgrowth of normal germs (bacteria) in the vagina. Symptoms are […]

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Competitors navigating the Conor Pass in severe winds,  competing in The Annual Dingle Adventure Race, a one day Multi Activity Adventure Race consisting 3 Courses DAR Full, DAR Sport & DAR Mini, Biking over the spectacular Conor Pass, Climbing Mount Brandon, running the coastal windy roads of Slea head and Dunquin, along the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/NO REPRO****FREE PIC****

PHOTOS: Dingle Adventure Race Draws Over 800 Participants

June 12, 2017 at 11:51 am 1 comment

Over 800 athletes from all corners of Ireland and Europe descended on Dingle and its  Peninsula for the epic Dingle Adventure Race 2017. The wild and windy weather played havoc with the Kayaking section, as heavy cloud and mist descended for the day, the wind was wild on the Atlantic […]

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PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

June 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A MIDSUMMER’S Ball for charity took place on Friday night at the Rose Hotel with Miriam O’Callaghan as special guest for the evening along with RTE colleague and Kerry native Katie Hannon. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception before a delicious meal and entertainment from The Disagreements followed by a disco. There was over 140 […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

June 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on fungal nail infections… Fungal infection of nails (tinea unguium) is common. The infection causes thickened and unsightly nails which sometimes become painful. Medication often works well to clear the infection but you need to take medication for several […]

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WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

June 9, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG people from Neighbourhood Youth Project, Killorglin and Club Óg-Ógras, Ballyheigue are calling on their local communities to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. The groups have submitted films that encourage young people to be “smoke free” into the 2017 X-HALE Short Film […]

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Feel the L.O.V. At CH Chemists With Aimee Connolly This Friday

Feel the L.O.V. At CH Chemists With Aimee Connolly This Friday

June 9, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

RENOWNED MUA Amy Connolly is coming to CH Chemist’s to hold a Make Up Masterclass tonight (Friday) at 7pm. Aimee is a regular on TV3’s Xpose, the nation’s biggest fashion and beauty show, and also has a weekly column with the Sunday World. The renowned Make up Artist has recently opened her own […]

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PHOTOS: More Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 2)

PHOTOS: More Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 2)

June 6, 2017 at 11:22 am 1 comment

THE rain held off long enough to crown the best dressed ladies at Listowel Races on Sunday. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous photos), the eventual winner was Margaret Hynes Cahill from Ardfert. Margaret’s dress and jacket were purchased from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee, and her hat was […]

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Winner of the Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Listowel Races was Margaret Hynes, with Aisling O'Loughlin, Orla Winters and Eilis Stack. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: All The Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 1)

June 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

MARGARET Hynes Cahill from Ardfert, wearing a powder blue outfit inspired by American First Ladies Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Melania Trump, won the Best Dressed Lady title at the Listowel Races June Bank Holiday Meeting on Sunday. Margaret who is a Garda and also models with the Holman Lee Agency, […]

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