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Zoe O'Carroll, Sarah Thornton, Maureen McCarthy and Kayleigh Murphy of Brush N Blush, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hundreds To Attend Connect Hair And Beauty Awards

March 6, 2018 at 5:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is a huge crowd expected this Sunday in The Rose Hotel for the second annual Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards 2018. Organised by Margaret Kissane, publisher of Connect Magazine, the Awards will both celebrate and recognize the enormous talent and success of the hair and beauty industry in […]

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Organisers, sponsors and participants in the upcoming Ballybunion Leisure Centre 24 Hour Hydrobike event for charity later this month.

Participants Wanted For 24 Hour Charity Hydrobike Event In Ballybunion

March 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY event in Ballybunion is seeking participants to help raise funds for Nano Nagle School in Listowel and Kerry Parents and Friends. Organised by Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre and sponsored by The Coast Cafe, the event will see people take turns on the hydrobikes in the pool over […]

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Roger Harty: Breath Meditation

Roger Harty: Breath Meditation

March 4, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

IT is often said “you don’t know what’s around the corner” and that is true for most things…most things with the exception of the breath. You see the breath is always available, as long as we are alive it is constantly at hand. In fact the first thing that a […]

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Stay Off The Road Is Still The Message From Council

Stay Off The Road Is Still The Message From Council

March 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Status Red weather warning still in effect for Kerry and with further snowfall and freezing conditions anticipated this evening and tonight, the Kerry Local Coordination Group is appealing to members of the public not to travel for the rest of today. At this stage, national primary routes in the […]

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Maree O'Connor, Maeve O'Connor, Labhaoise O'Connor, Sinead Joy, Denise O'Mahony, Breda O'Sullivan and Eileen Whelan of Paco at the Paco Coffee Morning/Fashion Show in aid of Inspired on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Paco’s Fundraiser Is An Inspiring Success

February 25, 2018 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE fashion outlet hosted a great coffee/fashion morning on Friday which raised €530 for a great cause. Eileen Whelan of  Paco on The Mall  organised the event to raise funds for the Inspired group based at Friary Lane. Members of the group modelled fashions from the store and there was […]

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Maryanne McCarthy, Carmel Patton, Anne McGillycuddy, Emma Galvin, Maura Mason and Annemarie O'Flaherty at the University Hospital Kerry 'Sickly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All The Style From The ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Event (Part 2)

February 25, 2018 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 700 people had a great time at the University Hospital Kerry ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ event in Ballygarry House last night. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage)  Allan Morales and Hazel Reid were the judges winners and the public and audience winners were Chris Carmody/Joe Diggins […]

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Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

February 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

THERE is an old Chinese proverb which says that ‘One picture creates ten thousand words’. For me without doubt the painting of ‘The Creation Of Adam’ by Michelangelo is one such painting. It is the central painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and in my […]

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The opening dance at the University Hospital Kerry 'Sickly Come Dancing' night in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fantastic Fun At UHK’s ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ (Part 1)

February 24, 2018 at 10:40 am 1 comment

YOU wouldn’t want to get sick last night, because it seemed like the entire medical community from University Hospital Kerry was in Ballygarry House Hotel! The occasion was the ‘Sickly Come Dancing’ Contest, organised by the hospital’s social club, where 12 couples took to the floor to raise funds for the […]

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Tammy and Paddy O'Connell and Michael McCormack before the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Plenty Time To Prepare For Annual Fenit RNLI Cycle Fundraiser

February 23, 2018 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

ATTENTION all cyclists! The annual Fenit RNLI Annual 50km Cycle Fundraiser is stet to take place on Saturday, May 5 this year. Details of the 16th annual Fenit Lifeboat charity fun cycle have just been announced and the 50 kilometre event will see cyclists make their way from Tralee through Farranfore and […]

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Still Time To Vote For Tralee’s Junk Kouture Entrants

Still Time To Vote For Tralee’s Junk Kouture Entrants

February 23, 2018 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE earlier this week we told you about Mercy Mounthawk’s entry in the Regional finals of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition (click here), there are three other entries from Tralee schools vying to win. Over in Presentation Secondary School, Edel Campion, Zainab Lawall and Niamh Rahilly created a […]

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Talk On Osteoporosis And Bone Health At The Rose Hotel

Talk On Osteoporosis And Bone Health At The Rose Hotel

February 23, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

A TALK on Osteoporosis and Bone Health will take place at The Rose Hotel on Friday, March 2 at 7pm. The speakers at the event, which is sponsored by CH Tralee and the National Dairy Council, are Professor Moira O’Brien, Osteoporosis and Sports Medicine Consultant, Michelle O’Brien, CEO Irish Osteoporosis Society and Sheila King, Registered […]

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Mounthawk Students Have Junk Fashion Down To A ‘Tea’

Mounthawk Students Have Junk Fashion Down To A ‘Tea’

February 21, 2018 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS at Mercy Mounthawk are hoping a design inspired by their grannies sees them through to the Junk Kouture national finals. Transition Years Louise O’Sullivan from Gort na Gréine, Isabelle Crowe from Doon and Clodagh O’Sullivan from Leith are in the Regional Finals of the competition but they need public […]

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Michelle Greaney with winning male team Kerry Crusaders' members Ollie O'Sullivan, John Healy and John Collins at the finish of the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5k Race on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 300 Runners Enjoy 10 Miler/5k Race In Tralee On Sunday

February 19, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a rainy Sunday morning as over 300 runners took off from The Rose Hotel for the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5 Race. Organised by Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, the event was enthusiastically received by runners and was a perfect way to prepare for the upcoming Tralee Marathon and […]

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Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

February 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

ABOUT five years ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Sistine Chapel in The Vatican and ever since then it holds a special place in my heart. I suppose it would be a fair comparison to say that visiting the Sistine Chapel to Roman Catholics would be the equivalent […]

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Anne Kelliher and Michelle Greaney  look forward to the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler in February. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter The 10 Miler/5k Race This Sunday

February 16, 2018 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still a few places left for an event this Sunday which will see hundreds of runners hit the road. After holding a very successful event on New Year’s Eve, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness has organised the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race will take place this Sunday at […]

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Noranne Scollard, Mary Ann Dennehy, Teresa Higgins-Walker, Suzanne O’Sullivan, Kitty Walsh & Kelly Robbins at the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. Photo by Domnick Walsh

PHOTOS: A Night Of Awards And Style At Lee Strand Social

February 14, 2018 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 people attended the 55th year of the Lee Strand Annual Social on Saturday night at the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee. The annual gathering attended by farmers, shareholders, staff and customers of Lee Strand was a wonderful social evening of fine dining, great music and dancing. On arrival guests were welcomed with […]

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Pamela Laird and Holly Carpenter (second and third from left) with CH staff Julie Cahill, Eilish Griffin and Ciara Cashman at the promotion event on Friday evening at CH Chemists. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holly And Pamela Bring Their Brands To CH Chemists

February 11, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE ladies behind two well-known beauty brands came to Tralee on Friday evening and really enjoyed the hospitality at CH Chemists. Holly Carpenter and Pamela Laird are the creators of the LoveLift and Moxi Loves brands respectively and were hugely impressed with their visit to CH to promote their products. […]

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Guests and speaker at the Sam McCauley Health and Wellbeing evening at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday. Front from left; Mary Byrne, Dr Mary McCaffrey and Dr Corinne Evans. Back from left; Dr Louis Keary of the Bon Secours Hospital, Clair McEvoy, Brian Kearney, Tracey Stack and Christine Foley all from Sam McCauley's. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Informative Evening At Women’s Health Event In Manor West Hotel

February 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was another large turnout for the Women’s Health And Well-Being event in the Manor West Hotel last night. The free event, organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists for the second year in a row, saw a number of speakers including former X-Factor contestant and Celebrity Operation Transformation participant, Mary Byrne and experts […]

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Debra Ireland supporters Sarah Clancy and Liz Collins are asking walkers to join them for this year's inspirational Kerry Challenge from May 18th to 20th, see www.debraireland.org for more information.

People Wanted For Three Days Of Fun Out West For Charity

February 8, 2018 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY work colleagues with walking boots are being sought for an inspirational three-day adventure in the Dingle Peninsula, where the fun will help raise vital funds for butterfly skin charity Debra Ireland. Running from May 18th to 20th, ‘Debra’s Kerry Challenge’ includes three days of trekking though the beautiful Dingle […]

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Mary Byrne Joins Line-Up Of Speakers At Free Health And Wellbeing Event

Mary Byrne Joins Line-Up Of Speakers At Free Health And Wellbeing Event

February 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER X-Factor contestant and Celebrity Operation Transformation participant has joined the line-up of speakers for an event in Tralee on Thursday night. Singer Mary Byrne will be at The Manor West Hotel appearing at a special free event on Women’s Health And Well-Being organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists. The […]

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Mary Brosnan, Jeanette Brosnan and Aifric Rice at Michelle Regazolli Stone's Make-up Masterclass at CH Chemists on Saturday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Ladies Get Top Tips At CH’s First Make-Up Masterclass Of The Year

February 4, 2018 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

MRS Make-Up herself, Michelle Regazzoli Stone, came to CH Chemists on Saturday to share her top tips on how to achieve a seamless look. Fresh from her success at the Xposé Benefit Awards during the week, Michelle shared all her favourite items from the famous Revlon brand. With over eleven […]

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Roger Harty: Why It Is Hard To Meditate

Roger Harty: Why It Is Hard To Meditate

February 4, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE dictionary definition of ‘A Paradox’ is ‘An apparent contradiction’. Well that is how I feel right now as I set out to write this article as I don’t agree with the above headline even though it was I who wrote it. Let me explain further. The thinking mind will […]

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Declan Crowe, AIB, Aidan Kelly, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Brian Hold and Marian Sugrue at the Health and Wellbeing Event in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Health And Wellbeing Event In The Ashe Hotel

February 2, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Health and Wellbeing Event held in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday evening offered great advice and strategies for attendees on how to improve their lives. The event, which was jointly run by AIB Tralee customer financial planning division and Tralee Chamber Alliance, offered strategies for life performance. The purpose […]

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Elaine Burrows Dillane and Mags O'Sullivan of Tralee Bay Swimming Club.

Tralee Women Come First At Ice Swimming Championships

February 1, 2018 at 11:40 am 1 comment

TRALEE women were among the winners at a swimming event in Armagh last weekend. Mags O’Sullivan and Elaine Burrows Dillane represented Tralee Bay Swimming Club in the World Cup Ireland Ice Swimming 1Km Championships in Wild Water Armagh last Saturday. Both ladies came first in their category and are members of Tralee […]

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Noel Kelliher, Martin Moore, Colin Aherne, Yvonne Quill, and William Guiney at the final day of the '5k a Day Challenge' at the Ashe Hotel on Wednesday. Photos by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Final 5K A Day Challenge Raises Vital Funds For Charities

February 1, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the cold weather, walkers took to the road and completed day 31 of the 5k a Day January Challenge on Wednesday evening. The campaign was organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne in order to raise vital funds for the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation, Kerry Cancer Support Group, and the Make […]

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Santa 5k Fun Run Raises €6,000 For Children’s Ward At UHK

Santa 5k Fun Run Raises €6,000 For Children’s Ward At UHK

January 31, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run was a huge success back in December and the fruits of that occasion were presented this week. Around 500 people took to the road last month to raise much needed funds for the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry. Thanks to everyone’s efforts a […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Celebrate Tralee Parkrun’s Third Birthday This Weekend

January 30, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a part of the weekend for many people around town and on Saturday, the Parkrun family will celebrate the third birthday of the Tralee event. Everyone is welcome to come down to the Town Park on Saturday morning at 9.30am to celebrate the milestone. It doesn’t matter if […]

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Tralee Businesses Win At Irish Wedding Awards 2018

Tralee Businesses Win At Irish Wedding Awards 2018

January 29, 2018 at 9:54 am 1 comment

TRALEE businesses were among the winners at the Irish Wedding Awards 2018 which took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dublin last night. The awards, organised by Creative Oceanic, celebrate the hard work of the best professionals and establishments in the Irish wedding industry. Thousands of nominations were received […]

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Zoe O'Carroll, Sarah Thornton, Maureen McCarthy and Kayleigh Murphy of Brush N Blush, at the Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards at The Rose Hotel on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nominations Sought For Connect Kerry Hair And Beauty Awards

January 28, 2018 at 5:00 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still time to nominate people and businesses for the 2nd Connect Kerry Hair and Beauty Awards will take place at The  Rose Hotel on Sunday, March 11. Organized by Margaret Kissane Publisher and Editor of Connect Magazine, the awards will both celebrate and recognize the enormous talent and success […]

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Roger Harty: Take Time To Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Take Time To Smell The Roses

January 28, 2018 at 4:59 am 1 comment

WHAT ultimately is life all about if we don’t take time to stop and appreciate it, if we don’t take time to stop and smell the roses. Everybody says it, that the world is getting faster and more and more people are rushing around in the constant pursuit of some […]

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