Lifestyle

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Advice On Bullying

October 30, 2014 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our health expert, Dr Caitlin O’Connor, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied and you owe it to […]

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Fitness: Three More Common Questions About Exercise Answered

Fitness: Three More Common Questions About Exercise Answered

October 30, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

  Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee answers common queries associated with health and fitness… Q: Why is that sometimes I don’t see the results of my hard work in the gym and sometimes I do? A: This is a multifaceted question. It can be put down to a […]

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The Fanzini Brothers, Con Horgan, with kids promoting the National Circus Festival of Ireland.

The Circus Festival Is Coming To Town Next Month

October 29, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

  FROM its humble beginnings as a juggling convention 12 years ago, The National Circus festival is now Ireland’s largest annual circus festival and takes place in Tralee from November 13 – 16. Details of this year’s line-up have just been announced and families from all over the country will […]

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Zoe’s World: The Real ‘F Word’

Zoe’s World: The Real ‘F Word’

October 29, 2014 at 9:20 am 1 comment

YEARS ago, when referring to a women’s body shape, people never really knew what to say when a woman wasn’t stick-thin. Unfortunately, this led to people being called Fat when they didn’t have the same figure as Kate Moss. Which was totally, 100% wrong. Women are all different shapes and […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: No Maybes, It’s Definitely Maybelline For Me!

October 29, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

I REALLY like Maybelline New York.  I feel it is a very price friendly range so it’s really easy and cost effective to try out new colours and trends. When thinking about this topic I realised that some of my favourite products of all time are by Maybelline. Here’s a little history of Maybelline (source […]

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Orlagh Winters: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

Orlagh Winters: You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile

October 28, 2014 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S Tuesday morning and I am back in Tralee after a long weekend in Italy and I am very glad to be home. Firstly, because no matter where I am in the world, there is nothing that beats waking up in your own bed. Secondly, I am delighted that I […]

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Roger Harty: The Paradox Of Exercise

Roger Harty: The Paradox Of Exercise

October 27, 2014 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

  A PARADOX is what is known as ‘an apparent contradiction’. For example a well-known paradox is that famous statement by Oscar Wilde when he wrote “I can resist anything but temptation”. I have written many times in this column of how the ‘thinking mind’ doesn’t serve us well and […]

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Fitness: Three Common Fitness And Nutrition Questions Answered

Fitness: Three Common Fitness And Nutrition Questions Answered

October 24, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee, looks at some common questions asked about fitness and nutrition… THIS week, in the first week of a 3 part series, I am tackling and answering some of the reoccurring Facebook questions we receive in R&R on a regular basis. They cover a […]

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High Praise For Tralee Hospitality This Week

High Praise For Tralee Hospitality This Week

October 23, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a good week for two local hospitality businesses who received glowing compliments in national and international media. The Sunday World gave The Roast House a 5/5 review while Ballygarry House Hotel received high praise in The Irish Post, a UK weekly newspaper aimed at expats. The Sunday World’s ‘Grub Spy’ critic […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: How To Spot And Treat Fever In Children

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: How To Spot And Treat Fever In Children

October 23, 2014 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on fever in children… FEVER is often the first sign of an illness in children. When your child has a temperature it can be a worrying and stressful time. However a high temperature is simply one of your child’s […]

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Zoe’s World: How The Recession Has Affected My Life

Zoe’s World: How The Recession Has Affected My Life

October 22, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

I THINK that 21st century children and teens are often portrayed as the tech children. I think that is true, considering I am always the one to ask when the computer stops working or I am always the one to offer a magic solution when you need to change your phone […]

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Orlagh Winters: My Weakness For Handbags

Orlagh Winters: My Weakness For Handbags

October 21, 2014 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is a weakness that overcomes me when I see a handbag I want. To say I become a woman possessed is an understatement. Apparently to some expert somewhere in the world, you can tell a lot about a girl by her choice of handbag. I am not quite sure […]

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At the Francis Brennan book signing was, Pauline Burke Quinn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Francis Brennan Says The Town Centre Is The Heart Of Tralee

October 20, 2014 at 12:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE hotelier and TV star, Francis Brennan, was in O’Mahony’s book shop on Saturday signing copies of his new book, entitled,  ‘It’s the little things – Francis Brennan’s Guide to Life’. He also made a few observations about the town centre and Manor West Retail Park while he was in town. […]

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PHOTOS: Glamorous Night Of Fashion At MS Fundraiser

PHOTOS: Glamorous Night Of Fashion At MS Fundraiser

October 20, 2014 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT was billed as ‘A Great Night of Fashion Fun and Music’ took place on Saturday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. All proceeds were in aid of the Tralee and West Kerry branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. “We’re delighted with the turnout and quite a lot of people supported […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Marc’s Master Tips Go Down A Storm

October 20, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

MARC Sinclair was a big hit in CH Chemist recently. Marc is one of Lancome’s elite makeup artists and is a big deal in the world of makeup. Marc was a professional ballet dancer before he trained as a makeup artist. He does makeup for the BAFTAs, London Fashion Week […]

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The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

The Chef’s Table: Mmmm…Chocolate!

October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Our food expert, Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies, on the artistry involved in cooking with chocolate  Working with chocolate is something that takes years of practice. It takes a special kind of chef to work with chocolate. Like perfect chocolate masterpieces, they need to be cool and well […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

October 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm 1 comment

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Beauty expert, Triona McCarthy (centre) with the staff of Expose Beauty  Salon, from left: Sharon Hurley, Mary O'Hara, Sheila McQuinn, Kate Kavanagh (Manager), Triona McCarthy, Tara Griffin, Siobhan Sheehy and Sarah Dowling. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Photos: Sunday Indo Beauty Expert Launches Tralee Salon

October 18, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE official opening of Expose Beauty in Mounthawk took place on Friday with popular beauty writer, Triona McCarthy, on hand to do the honours. “Kerry is such a social county, it really is,” said Triona McCarthy. “I come down here quite a lot for racing and the women are always so stylish, they […]

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At the opening of Winters Display, in the Horan Centre were: Carol Kennelly, Anne Leen, Danny Leen and Claire Murphy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Opening Of Orlagh Winters’ Christmas Shop

October 17, 2014 at 10:11 am 1 comment

A LARGE crowd of well wishers were at the opening of a new business at the Horan Centre last night. Orlagh Winters opened her Winters Display business with a wine and canapés reception, DJ spinning festive tracks, special discounts and festive surprises throughout. There was even an appearance by the […]

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Sunday Indo Writer To Officially Open Expose Beauty

Sunday Indo Writer To Officially Open Expose Beauty

October 16, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

  POPULAR beauty writer, Triona McCarthy, will officially open Expose Beauty in Mounthawk this Friday. Expose Beauty opened its doors in February of this year and have been delighted with its success so far! “We are so excited about our official opening,” says Kate Kavanagh, Manager at Expose. “Having been […]

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Fitness: Top Tips To Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

Fitness: Top Tips To Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

October 16, 2014 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Micheal Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee gives top tips on how to lose weight… We’ve all said to ourselves at one point or another in our lives; “I would like to lose some weight” or some other similar vague statement of  that description. It may be for a wedding coming […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Prevalence Of Asthma In Ireland

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Prevalence Of Asthma In Ireland

October 16, 2014 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the serious issue of asthma in Ireland… Asthma is a serious problem. Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide. One in eight of population have asthma, 20% of these do not have their symptoms controlled. The […]

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Zoe’s World: Female Friendships? It’s Complicated!

Zoe’s World: Female Friendships? It’s Complicated!

October 15, 2014 at 5:39 am Comments are Disabled

EVERYONE has seen those clichéd Hollywood movies where the “High School” is divided into all the different groups. Each group carries the title of “Jocks”, “Geeks” or “Freaks”, depending on just how clichéd the movie actually is. These titles don’t actually fit any of the groups in the real world. […]

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Tralee Foodies To Flock To Listowel Next Month

Tralee Foodies To Flock To Listowel Next Month

October 15, 2014 at 5:37 am Comments are Disabled

  A MIGRATION of Tralee foodies will happen next month when the 2oth anniversary of the Listowel Food Fair takes place next month The mouth watering programme of events, for the week-long event from Monday November 17 to Sunday November 23,  includes a Gala Dinner and Awards, Craft Beer Symposium, Farming Seminar, Best Emerging […]

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Orlagh Winters: Debs Are Far More Sophisticated These Days

Orlagh Winters: Debs Are Far More Sophisticated These Days

October 14, 2014 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

  OK, so it was the early nineties and except for the dodgy perm, the thinking behind the look was quite ingenious even if I say so myself. I am talking about my debs dress. I restyled my mother’s cousin’s wedding dress. Life was an awful lot simpler then, there […]

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Launching the 'Chop Or Change' fundraiser to be held in aid of the Recovery Haven on Friday night in the Slieve Mish Bar were Eileen Kennedy, Recovery Haven; Charlotte Higgins, Sarah Higgins, Laura Bourke and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ladies To Get Chopping And Changing For Friday Fundraiser

October 13, 2014 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sisters have decided to raise funds for the Recovery Haven after the amazing care the centre showed for their aunt who passed away from cancer last year. Charlotte and Sarah Higgins are holding a ‘Chop Or Change’ event in the Slieve Mish Bar this Friday night at 8pm and […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Much Praised Niche Beauty Products At O’Neill’s

October 13, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

Pharmacy Focus O’Neill’s Pharmacy, 3 Abbey Court, Tralee is one of the last remaining independent pharmacies in Tralee. Anne O’Neill, originally from the Oakpark, has over 25 years experience in community pharmacy having studied pharmacy in Trinity College. In the bustling Abbey Court area, O’Neill’s Pharmacy is busy dispensing  prescriptions both […]

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Roger Harty: The Inner Self

Roger Harty: The Inner Self

October 12, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IF I posed to you a simple question with the only requisite being that you reply with a simple Yes or No,  what answer would you give? Your answer must be what you truly believe to be true. Ok, here is the question: Is the abstract important? If your answer […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Recipe For Autumn/Winter

October 12, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ In Firies, has a great recipe for braised red cabbage… With the Autumn here and Winter just around the corner, I thought now is the perfect time to share my braised red cabbage recipe with you all. I love to serve this cabbage with game, […]

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Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

Fashion Night For A Great Cause In Ballyroe

October 10, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT’s billed as ‘A Great Night of Fashion Fun and Music’ is coming up on Saturday, October 18, in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel All proceeds are in aid of the Tralee and West Kerry branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. There are up to 60 people in the the Tralee and […]

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