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Keira O'Regan, Gemma Moore, Patricia Healy and Mary Nolan at the Manhattan-Themed Christmas Party in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Manhattan Style At Christmas Party Night In Ballygarry

December 9, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was glamour galore befitting the occasion at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night for their Christmas party night. The theme this year was Manhattan glamour, which is apt as the hotel opened in 1958 as The Manhattan Hotel and so celebrates its 60th anniversary next year. Around 270 […]

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Front; Katie Kerins, Samantha Houlihan and Bozena Nosidlk. Back from left; Claire Healy O'Halloran, Carol Curran, Niamh O'Sullivan, Ann O'Dowd, Mary Smullen and Lucy O'Shea at the Naíonra Aine Preschool Christmas party in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Season In Full Swing Around Tralee

December 9, 2017 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S party time in Tralee and the hotels, bars and restaurants are packed with people enjoying their annual Christmas bashes. We visited Kirby’s Brogue Inn, The Ashe Hotel, Croí Restaurant and Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday and Friday to capture some of the festive atmosphere. We met staff from Presentation […]

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Mags O'Regan Quillinan with Kirby and Quillinan looking forward to this year's Santa 5k Fun Run.

Don’t Forget The Santa 5k Fun Run This Sunday

December 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  HERE’S a reminder of a great event this weekend to get you active, dressed up and feeling great. This year’s Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run will take place on Sunday at 11am from the Tralee Bay Wetlands and once again, runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists and pets alike are welcome […]

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Heather’s Guide To Must Have Jewellery Gifts This Christmas

Heather’s Guide To Must Have Jewellery Gifts This Christmas

December 6, 2017 at 4:33 pm Comments are Disabled

There are now less than three weeks for Santa to get his act together and get the Christmas Shopping done.  So, what are the must-have gifts for 2017 in the jewellery range? Heather from John Ross Jewellers is on hand with some suggestions… Must-have #1 REBECCA LUMIÈRE  REBECCA has launched […]

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Maureen and Frances McCarthy of Brush N Blush with their latest award.

Brush N Blush Wins At Irish Beauty Industry Awards

December 6, 2017 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Hair and Beauty Salon, Brush’n’Blush,  captured another award at the recent Beauty Industry Awards 2017 held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dublin on Sunday. The family run business was given the prize of ‘First Class Hair Salon’ and follows on from last year’s success at the event. The business, […]

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Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

December 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health will take place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm. Everyone is invited and people will have the chance to register for the event on the night. Last year, Tralee man Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne’s efforts […]

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Ailish O’Neill, National Youth Health Programme Manager pictured presenting Rena Powell,  Health Promotion Officer with the Kerry Diocesian Youth Service with a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Killarney on Friday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

KDYS Wins Gold Standard Award For Health Promotion For Young People

December 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) was awarded the Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people in the Kerry area, at a special event held in KDYS Youth Centre in Killarney on Friday. Ailish O’Neill, National Youth Health Programme Manager  presented Rena […]

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Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

December 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm 1 comment

THERE are three things about advice that are very important. • You have the choice to take the advice or not. • Even if you take the advice it is of no use if you don’t apply it. • It is often very important to assess who is giving us […]

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Maria Rahilly, Aisling Thornton, Jane Sweeney,  Miriam Dowling, Chloe Davis and Gerri O'Brien at the St Brendan's Hurling Club Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From St Brendan’s ‘Strictly’ Night In Ballyroe (Part 2)

December 3, 2017 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

AS we reported earlier (click here), Ballyroe Heights Hotel was the place to be for a great night of entertainment at the second St Brendan’s Hurling Club ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The 11 couples had great support from the big crowd of over 400 present and Orlaith Hussey and Bobby O’Regan […]

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Aileen O'Brien, Julianne Walsh, Ciara O'Mahony and Carole-Ann O'Meara at the Rehabcare Blennerville Christmas Party at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Party Fun Around Tralee

December 3, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE first weekend in December signals the real start to the party season and the town’s hotels, bars and restaurants were packed with revellers. We were out to capture a few party people around town. Scroll down for photos…

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Wardrobe's Sandra Rusk (second from right) with models Tish O'Flaherty, Pauline Gleasure and Catriona Mehigan at the Fashion and Beauty night in CH Chemists on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Helen And Sandra Give Ladies Tips For Party Season

December 3, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS party season is here and no better a duo than Sandra Rusk of Weardrobe and Helen Parker of Lancome at CH Chemist to help you prepare for it. The ladies held a special Fashion and Beauty Show at CH on Friday night. Sandra divulged her style tips while Helen Parker […]

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Contestants in the opening dance in the St Brendan's Hurling Club Strictly Come Dancing at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Fantastic Night For St Brendan’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ (Part 1)

December 3, 2017 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

A MEMORABLE night of dancing and fun was had at the second annual St Brendan’s Hurling Club’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday. Over 400 people attended the event with the crowds arriving from early evening, waiting to get a good seat to view the entertainment. […]

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Rita Ryan, Elma O'Brien, Fiona O'Connor, Bernadette Daly and Catherine O'Connor at the Born To Run Christmas Party and awards night in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Born To Run Club Enjoys Christmas Party And Awards

December 2, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

YOU probably recognise them around town in their running gear, but on Friday night, members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club swapped their Lycra for their glad rags for their Christmas bash at The Ashe Hotel. The event marked the end of another successful year for the club, which […]

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Orla Young, Reidín Horan, Tanya Joy, Amy Phelan and Sam Dorgan at the Bon Secours Christmas Party at The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Style At The Bon Secours Christmas Party

December 2, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Christmas party season is underway in earnest now and a big one took place in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. The Bon Secours Hospital staff gathered for their annual bash and as per usual, the ladies looked very stylish on their well-deserved night out. Over 120 people enjoyed […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Going For A Walk

Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Going For A Walk

December 2, 2017 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the benefits of walking… Many of us find this time of year difficult to deal with! Overeating, overdrinking, overspending, overthinking, overtaking…to mention but a few hazards. My advice – GO FOR A WALK: 1. Walk to Manage Your […]

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Tips For Christmas Party Season At CH Fashion And Beauty Event

Tips For Christmas Party Season At CH Fashion And Beauty Event

November 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the festive season here, it’s time to think about what to wear and how to look for the that Christmas party. With this in mind, a special Fashion and Beaty Show will be held at CH Chemists this Friday, December 1. Sandra Rusk from Weardrobe will be on hand […]

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Susan McMahon, Triona O'Brien, Nora Delee, Mary Walsh and Emma O'Sullivan after taking part in the Live ITT Colour  Run on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun At The Live ITT Colour Run/Walk At The College

November 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 140 students braved the wintry showers and flying paint at IT Tralee yesterday for a fun 5k colour run/walk to encourage people to get more active. The lunchtime event saw students take to the road running and walking between both the north and south campuses. Afterwards there was mince […]

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Ellen Lenihan, Riadh O'Sullivan and Seniz Kuccuk at the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Fashion Show at the school gym on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland Of Fashion From Mercy Mounthawk Students

November 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE gym at Mercy Mounthawk was packed on Wednesday night for a colourful and entertaining fashion show from the Transition Year students. The Transition Years took to the runway for their annual fundraising shows at 2pm and 8pm and loads of  money was raised for the great causes of […]

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Amel Bentoumi, Margaret Bell and Fiona Gaudino at the Connect Kerry Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style At The Ladies Lunch And Fashion Afternoon In Ballyroe

November 27, 2017 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

STYLISH ladies enjoyed a wonderful afternoon in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday for the Connect Kerry annual Ladies Lunch and Fashion Afternoon, which supported Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Tralee. Around 100 ladies were greeted with a Champagne reception and had a chance to browse the beauty and fashion stands before the […]

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Claire Murphy and Mary Stapleton Foley who won awards in Cork on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Claire And Mary Win At Lifestyle Magazine’s Awards

November 27, 2017 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

TWO local ladies won awards at a lifestyle magazine’s stylish ceremony in Cork on Saturday night. The annual Hi New Yorker Style Awards were held in The Clarion Hotel in Cork city and a number of  Kerry women businesses were nominated. Banna woman, Claire Murphy of Expose Beauty Lounge & Hair Studio […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

November 26, 2017 at 10:53 am 2 comments

NO matter what I say here, this subject is always going to be subject to a certain amount of debate, but for my part I feel it is a debate well worth giving the time to explore. The differences are very subtle, yet very important. The differences can sometimes be […]

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Models Ciara Dolan, Mags Griffin, Cassie Ryan and Jessica Hamilton at the IT Tralee SVP Society's Fashion Show at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students Take To The Catwalk For St Vincent de Paul Society

November 24, 2017 at 11:54 am 1 comment

FASHION and fun were served up in equal measure on Thursday night as IT Tralee students strutted down the catwalk for a great cause. The students at the St Vincent de Paul Society in the Institute of Technology Tralee organised their special annual fashion show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel […]

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Louis Byrne, Aoife Cassidy, Sarah Healy, Niamh Ryan, Michael Moynihan and, in front, Michael Kerins looking forward to the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Fashion Show next week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Prepare For Annual Fashion Show

November 24, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of the year again. Off go the uniforms and on with the top fashions as Mercy Mounthawk Transition Years take to the runway for their annual fundraising fashion shows at 2pm and 8pm on Wednesday November 29. Teacher Stacey O’Leary, who is organising the event with the […]

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Vicky McCarthy receives her award from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Jackson, TI Media

Vicky Receives ‘Spirit Of Triathlon’ Accolade At Triathlon Ireland Awards

November 21, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman, who has defied all the odds, to complete a triathlon, has been honoured for her achievement with the Spirit of Triathlon award from Triathlon Ireland. On Saturday night at a Gala dinner in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, the Tralee woman, was announced as the winner of […]

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Award Winner for the Category of ‘Catering & Nutrition Award’ was Maura Moriarty pictured with Sponsor from Fresenius Kabi; Shiofra O’Malley, Chief Executive of the NHI; Tadhg Daly and MC for the evening and Broadcaster Marty Whelan

Maura Wins At Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards

November 21, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

MAURA Moriarty of Ocean View Nursing Home, Camp, was a winner at the Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards last Thursday. Maura was named winner of the Nursing Home Catering and Nutrition Award.  Kerry was also represented at the awards ceremony by Maeve Poff of Mowlam Healthcare Killarney, who was a […]

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Anne Marie O'Neill, Mary Casey and Breda Casey at the Radio Kerry Talkabout Afternoon Tea Party at Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Talkabout’s Afternoon Tea Party Is A Sell-Out Success

November 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a sell-out crowd at an event in Ballygarry House Hotel yesterday which gave ladies plenty of fashion food for thought as the festive season approaches. The first-ever Radio Kerry ‘TalkAbout’ Christmas Afternoon Tea Party drew ladies from all over the county to the hotel and they enjoyed some […]

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Santa Claus meets bargain hunters in the queue for the CH Christmas Shopping Event on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout For CH Chemists Christmas Event

November 18, 2017 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

BY the time they opened the doors for the CH Chemists Christmas Shopping night, the queue had gone all the way down to Penneys, across The Mall and snaked around Denny Street as far as The Roast House cafe. It seems people just love a bargain and staff were ready […]

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Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

November 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm 1 comment

  PEOPLE in Tralee are today being asked to join a movement to ensure people who are blind or vision impaired can move around freely and safely. The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has launched a nationwide awareness campaign urging people not to place obstacles in the way […]

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Tara O'Farrell (centre) with Kerry and Eva Nolan at her Make-Up Masterclass at CH Chemists on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tara’s Masterclass Is A Sell-Out Success At CH

November 12, 2017 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists had to produce extra chairs on Saturday as a make-up artist drew a huge a big crowd to the Tralee store. Tara O’Farrell, aka Tara Makeup, was in-store for a make-up masterclass and was showcasing Rimmel London, Max Factor & Bourjois Paris makeup ranges, with fantastic tips and tricks […]

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Roger Harty: Is That So?

Roger Harty: Is That So?

November 12, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘IS That So’ Is an ancient Zen story of Japanese origin that goes as follows. The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl, whose parents owned a food store, lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered […]

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