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Roger Harty: Pull The Other One!

Roger Harty: Pull The Other One!

August 5, 2018 at 12:15 pm 1 comment

THE above phrase is often used in terms of humour – it refers to someone telling you a tall story that they are asking you to believe and you reply that instead of ‘pulling my leg’, why not ‘pull the other one’. It also gives recognition to the fact that […]

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David Griffin with Alan Kennedy signing a Liverpool shirt for Nick Lacey with Timmy O'Dowd at the Robert O'Dowd Memorial  5k/10k Run/Walk from the Aquadome on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Incredible Turnout For Walk/Run To Remember Robert O’Dowd

August 4, 2018 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE sun shone down on the walkers and runners at an event to remember a much-loved John Mitchels stalwart on Friday evening. The Robert O’Dowd Memorial Walk/Run drew a crowd of 650 people, the most for an event of its type for quite some time in Tralee, as they took […]

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The models and organisers of the Paco fashion show/coffee morning fundraiser in aid of Rehabcare Blennerville on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Paco Hosts Another Fun Fashion/Coffee Morning

August 4, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER great event was held at Paco on The Mall on Friday in aid of a local group. Eileen Whelan hosted a fashion/coffee morning aid of Rehabcare in Blennerville and the fun spilled out onto the street thanks to musicians Damian Greer and Pat Pierse. There was a fashion show […]

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Sean Taaffe And Rose Festival Partner Up Again

Sean Taaffe And Rose Festival Partner Up Again

August 3, 2018 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  AWARD-WINNING Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty has been confirmed as official hair partner to Rose of Tralee International Festival for third successive year. Sean Taaffe will style the 57 Roses hair and make-up for their appearances on TV in the Dome and for the social event of the year […]

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Some of the trophies up for grabs in the 10k and 5k events in aid of Enable Ireland Kerry in Lyrecrompane on Sunday.

Runners Can Choose Between Two Road Races This Sunday

August 2, 2018 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

RUNNERS will be spoilt for choice this Sunday, as two runs are taking place north-west and north-east of Tralee and with a good weather forecast there should be a great turnout at both. The Dan Paddy Andy Festival in Lyreacrompane is on this weekend and as part of it, they […]

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Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee.

Fashion And Fun At Paco Event For Rehabcare Blennerville

August 1, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

HOT on the (high) heels of last month’s charity fashion and coffee morning for Recovery Haven at Paco on The Mall in Tralee, another great local service will benefit from an event this Friday. Eileen Whelan is welcoming people to a fashion show in aid of Rehabcare Blennerville starting from […]

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Kathy Jordan, Randall Wharton, Rita Ryan and Rose Pitman Brosnan Photo by James Loveridge

PHOTOS: Born To Run Tralee 40 Mile Ultra Marathon A Sell Out Success

July 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

By Maria Moynihan EVEN the occasional downpour did not dampen the spirits of up to 100 runners who took part in the fourth annual Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club 40 mile ultra marathon and relay event on Saturday. The ultra marathon – which last year was voted one of […]

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Mary Lyne, Noreen Quirke, Michaela Horan, Ciara Dolan and Christine Lawlor at the CH Chemists staff summer party at Benner's Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CH Chemists Staff Enjoy Summer Party At Benner’s

July 29, 2018 at 1:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE stylish ladies (and a few gents) from CH The Mall gathered in The Courtyard at Benner’s Hotel on Saturday night for their annual summer party. They enjoyed a drinks reception and delicious bites while there were also fun games as party organiser, Karen Corridan, explained. “It’s been a very […]

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Roger Harty: Ego (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Ego (Part 2)

July 29, 2018 at 12:40 pm 1 comment

THREE simple letters, yet they have so much influence on our lives and certainly on our happiness. There is an old, but wise saying that goes as follows – ‘Be careful what you tell yourself’. A good question here is to ask why do we have to be so careful? The […]

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SPONSORED: Bamboo — A Treasure Trove Of Fashion In Ardfert Village

SPONSORED: Bamboo — A Treasure Trove Of Fashion In Ardfert Village

July 25, 2018 at 6:45 pm Comments are Disabled

IF you love your fashion and you’re looking for a different type of shopping experience, an Ardfert boutique is a treasure trove well worth visiting. While Bamboo — located on the left just after Horgan’s Centra on the entrance to the village — may look small from the outside, it […]

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Looking forward to the Robert O'Dowd Memorial Walk were, front from left; Mary O'Dowd, Fiona O'Dowd, Sandra O'Dowd, Ciara O'Dowd, Mary O'Shea and Mary Shanahan. Back from left; Aileen Foley, Jordan O'Shea, Jean Connors, Joe Hennebery, Trevor O'Shea, Tommy O'Dowd, Timmy O'Dowd, Andrea O'Donoghue and Bláthnaid Buckley. Photo by Dermot Crean

Liverpool FC Legend To Walk In Memory Of Late John Mitchels Stalwart

July 22, 2018 at 1:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A LIVERPOOL FC legend won’t be walking alone when he joins friends and family of the late Robert O’Dowd at a special event during the August Bank Holiday weekend Alan Kennedy, who scored the goal to win the 1981 European Cup final for Liverpool against Real Madrid, will fly over […]

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Roger Harty: Tomato / Tomatoe

Roger Harty: Tomato / Tomatoe

July 22, 2018 at 11:55 am 1 comment

I USE the title above to describe a situation where two words basically mean the same thing. I suppose I want to also highlight how we can involve ourselves in getting too caught up in the pedantics of something as trivial as pronounciation. What a waste of energy.  My mother […]

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Kayleigh Breen, Caroline McEnery and Niamh McCarthy a at the Don O'Neill Gala Dinner for Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From Don O’Neill’s Gala Dinner In Ballyroe (Part 2)

July 21, 2018 at 2:40 pm Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY night was for fashion lovers at Ballyroe Heights Hotel as Don O’Neill held a Gala Dinner in aid of Recovery Haven cancer support facility. It was an amazing night of great food, wonderful style and lots of fun for the 380 guests. We brought you some photos of the […]

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Jean Leahy, Mary Cooper Turner, Siobhan Kennedy, Mary Woulfe, Catriona O'Connor at the Don O'Neill Gala Dinner for Recovery Haven at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Food And Fabulous Fashion At Don O’Neill’s Gala Dinner (Part 1)

July 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

IT was a night of fine food, fun and fabulous fashion at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night for the Don O’Neill Gala Dinner in aid of Recovery Haven. Renowned fashion designer Don and his husband Pascal Guillermie welcomed over 380 guests for the lavish dinner with a special […]

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Catherine Rahilly, Emily Keane, Siobhan Rahilly and Lisa Mulvihill at the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney Races on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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

July 20, 2018 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

WE’VE brought you some amazing style from the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney Races on Thursday (click here if you missed it). Pop star Una Healy and her rugby-playing husband Ben Foden were the celebrity judges on a day of sunshine and sensational fashion. Here’s the final part of […]

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Sheila O'Sullivan, Jordana Lambadarios, Tasha O'Connor and Stacy O'Leary at the Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney Races on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sensational Style From Ladies Day At Killarney Races (Part 1)

July 20, 2018 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become one of the style highlights of the summer and even rivals Listowel Ladies Day for fashion. The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney Races saw thousands of people enjoy the sunshine, the bubbly and of course the racing. As we told you yesterday (click here), Fiona McSweeney from […]

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Fiona McSweeney from Killarney  winner of the style stakes at the Dawn Milk Ladies Day in Killarney on Thursday 19th of July, 2018. The Best Dressed Lady won a trip for two to the capital of style Paris and a specially commissioned vase and Michael Dorgan from Cork won the Dawn Milk Best Gent Competition.
 Best Dressed Gent won a Trip to Milan for two and a specially commissioned crystal decanter.
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Fiona Deemed The Most Stylish At Ladies Day In Killarney

July 19, 2018 at 5:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather gods smiled on Killarney this afternoon as the picturesque course hosted another Dawn Milk Ladies Day. Women from all over the country dressed to impress on a day when more people were watching the style off the course than the racing. Celebrity couple Una Healy and Ben Foden […]

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Agency To Host Modelling Workshop This Saturday

Agency To Host Modelling Workshop This Saturday

July 18, 2018 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

IF there’s anyone out there interested in becoming a fashion model then this is for you. Top Kerry-based model agency, Upfront Model Management, will host an afternoon Modelling Workshop this Saturday, July 21, from 2pm to 6pm in the Loft, HQ2, Tralee. Open to men and women of all ages, […]

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Ciara Hurley, Colin McCarthy, Holly O'Byrne, Samantha Murphy, Cilla Beer and Katie O'Keeffe at the start of 'Sandstorm' on Ballyheigue beach on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tackling The ‘Sandstorm’ In Ballyheigue

July 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather played ball on Saturday as many fit participants took the Spin Southwest ‘Sandstorm’ challenge. It was pretty windy and the sun didn’t appear that much, but the participants had great fun at the Fanta-sponsored event on Ballyheigue beach. The 5k course was full of challenging obstacles including a […]

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PHOTOS: More From The Colour Dash For Crumlin Hospital (Part 2)

July 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was certainly a bright morning at Tralee Bay Wetlands as participants took to the road for the Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Around 300 people took part and they were covered in paint dust by the finish of the 5k course. We brought you some images earlier (click […]

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PHOTOS: Explosions Of Colour At Fundraising Fun Run (Part 1)

July 15, 2018 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’LL be washing machines working overtime today after around 300 people got pasted with coloured paint at a wonderful fundraiser this morning from Tralee Bay Wetlands. This was the second Colour Dash for Crumlin Children’s Hospital organised by Micheál Dillon of Kinetic Health And Fitness. He said he was delighted with […]

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Roger Harty: Ego

Roger Harty: Ego

July 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm 1 comment

I PURPOSEFULLY left this little word stand alone in its own right without adding or subtracting  to the title. I suppose the underlying reason for this is to show how three simple letters can describe something (is it even a thing?) that can play such a powerful part in our lives. […]

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Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven with Eileen Whelan of Paco Tralee and Mary Lynch of the Jamie Wrenn/Mike Dean Memorial Walk at Paco on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Paco Raises Hundreds For Recovery Haven With Fashion/Coffee Morning

July 14, 2018 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER in a town centre boutique raised around €370 for Recovery Haven yesterday in a great morning of fashion and fun. Paco held another one of their great coffee/fashion mornings on Friday and not only did they raise cash for Recovery Haven, but also raised awareness of the upcoming annual […]

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Liam Horan, Tom Foley and Marilyn O'Shea of the Born To Run Club with the shield and medals from the 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club Prepares For 40 Mile Ultra Marathon

July 14, 2018 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Born To Run Marathon Club in Tralee is gearing up for a major event at the end of the month with their 40 Mile Ultra Marathon. This is the fourth year of the event where runners of all levels can mix, in a fun filled welcoming atmosphere and the good […]

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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, cora.carrigg@kerrycoco.ie

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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