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Sean Taaffe: To Cut Or Not To Cut

Sean Taaffe: To Cut Or Not To Cut

December 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

See above ad for special offer Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve long hair and have had it really long for years. I’m not very tall and someone has said it’ll suit me better shorter. […]

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Roger Harty: Mindfulness In Everyday Life

Roger Harty: Mindfulness In Everyday Life

December 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

When you ask the question ‘what are we?’ an obvious answer is ‘Human Beings’. To an alien coming from outer space that would sound very strange as he would observe that we spend the majority of our waking time ‘Doing’. Perhaps we should be called ‘Human Do’ers’ instead – at […]

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Ogie Moran makes a dash for the warm waters of the Atlantic. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Hundreds Race For The Water In Fenit

December 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a glorious morning for a dip on Christmas Day as an estimated 600 swimmers ran for the sea in Fenit. They began arriving well before the noon start time, (un)dressed to impress in all sorts of Christmas outfits with the Santa hat an ubiquitous accessory. Members of Fenit RNLI […]

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Tadhg Ó Loingsigh, Laura O'Driscoll, Jack Moriarty and Anna Ní Loingsigh at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students' Debs Ball on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students’ Debs

December 23, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

See great offer above THE Ballyroe Heights Hotel was buzzing on Monday night as students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí held their Debs Ball. The teenagers looked glamorous as they posed for photos before the event kicked off, with 75 students attending the meal, while another 100 tickets were sold for the ‘afters’. […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Best And Worst Of 2014

Orlagh Winters: The Best And Worst Of 2014

December 23, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

SO what were your favourite and least favourite moments of 2014? Who got it right and who got it wrong? For me Kate Middleton did not put a foot wrong this year.  She wowed the world in her floor length gowns and remained true to British designers. Her obvious favourite […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s A Magical Time Of The Year In Tralee

Zoe’s World: It’s A Magical Time Of The Year In Tralee

December 23, 2014 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

PREPARE yourselves people, because I am about to do the totally cliché thing where I wish you a Merry Christmas. But before I get too mushy on you all, I just wanted to share the magic that I have been experiencing in Tralee. If you haven’t been listening to Christmas songs […]

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Sean Taaffe: Thinking Of A Change In Hairstyle?

Sean Taaffe: Thinking Of A Change In Hairstyle?

December 23, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve had the same hairstyle for as long as I can remember and am thinking of a change. Help? Sean Says: Any change of style needs an investment of […]

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So Who Are The Judges For Kerry Fashion Week Awards?

So Who Are The Judges For Kerry Fashion Week Awards?

December 22, 2014 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE judges for the 7th annual Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) Irish Fashion Industry Awards have been announced. The awards which will take place in the Europe Hotel & Resort on Friday March 6 are Melanie Morris, Editor in Chief, Image Publications and Chairperson of the Judging Panel; Helen Steele, Fashion Designer, and winner […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Take Care Of Your Skin This Christmas

December 22, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS can wreak havoc on your skin, late nights, excess of everything  and the temptation to fall into bed without the last and most important skin regime. So first piece of advice over the party season is no matter how tempted you are after a night out, please make sure to take your […]

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Roger Harty: Mindfulness At Work

Roger Harty: Mindfulness At Work

December 21, 2014 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

  From the beginning of time mindfulness and meditation have been very misunderstood practices in The Western Hemisphere. The reason it is misunderstood is that you cannot really understand it. You have to experience it from doing it (or at least experience the benefit of it) in the same way […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: The Best Facial I Ever Had Was…

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE best facial I have ever had was in the ‘Beauty by the Beach’ salon in Ballybunion. It is called the Caci ultimate facial. This was originally developed for treating facial palsy using micro current and this is widely used in physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound […]

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Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

Fitness: The Five Components Of Fitness

December 18, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

This week, after examining some of the principals of exercise, Michael Ryan, of RnR Fitness in Tralee,  looks at the five components of fitness and how to train them effectively. Components Of Fitness The five components of physical fitness are: • Cardiovascular endurance • Muscle strength • Muscle endurance • […]

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Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

December 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

I HATE perfume ads. I literally despise perfume ads and I always have. I just don’t understand why they have to be so sexual. I’m sorry but I don’t care how flipping good you smell. Gucci Guilty (the worst one of them all) is just false advertising if I am […]

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Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

December 17, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

  Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’m thinking of buying my 14 year old daughter a hair straightener for Christmas. I know they damage hair so what advice can you give? Sean Says: You’re right […]

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Orlagh Winters: My Dream Dinner Party Guests

Orlagh Winters: My Dream Dinner Party Guests

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

SO at the moment I am the ‘favourite aunt’ as I got my hands on one of the coveted Frozen Elsa dolls and delivered her to my adorable niece in Dublin on Saturday. It got me thinking if I had to have one gift this christmas, what would it be? […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Truth

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of Truth

December 14, 2014 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

AS I wrote in a previous article, happiness can be best achieved in life not necessarily by finding the right answers, but perhaps by asking the right questions. To this effect a great question to ask is ‘What is the meaning of Truth?’ Now Roger figure your way out of […]

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Fitness: The Principles Of A Proper Exercise Regimen

Fitness: The Principles Of A Proper Exercise Regimen

December 11, 2014 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

  This week in the second of a 3 part series, Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee, continues to examine the principles of a proper exercise regimen… 1. Adaptations The body will react and adapt slowly overtime to the increased training loads imposed on it. Adaptation occurs during the recovery […]

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At the launch of touch therapy treatments in Nádúr Spa in the Ballygarry were, from left. Emma Garry, Zebib Jemal, Bridget Concagh and Sandra Rwan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

New Treatments For Cancer Sufferers Launched At Nádúr Spa

December 10, 2014 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Nádúr Spa at Ballygarry House Hotel launched a new line of ‘touch therapy’ treatments aimed at people suffering with cancer on Tuesday night. The new series of treatments is specifically developed for those experiencing the discomfort of common side effects associated with Radium, Chemotherapy and Cancer Related Surgery. “Unfortunately we […]

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Zoe’s World: I’ll Never Stop Searching For Answers To Life’s Questions

Zoe’s World: I’ll Never Stop Searching For Answers To Life’s Questions

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

I HAVE an overactive mind. A seriously overactive mind. That is, when I’m not thinking about Taylor Swift and other general teenager things (and no mom I don’t mean kissing boys), my mind is constantly thinking about life. Questions reel through my mind constantly. Life’s unanswerable questions apparently. But the fact that they […]

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Orlagh Winters: Stay Warm During The Cold Snap

Orlagh Winters: Stay Warm During The Cold Snap

December 9, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE hustle and bustle has begun and Tralee is looking fabulous. There is a real Christmas feeling in the air and finally the weather experts are getting it right and we are experiencing some cold weather. So this week I am going to give you some advice on wrapping up […]

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Sean Taaffe: Our Award-Winning New Columnist Gives Advice On Hair Matters

Sean Taaffe: Our Award-Winning New Columnist Gives Advice On Hair Matters

December 9, 2014 at 9:52 am 1 comment

Sean Taaffe of Sean Taaffe Hair And Beauty answers questions on all things hair-related in his new column for TraleeToday.ie… Q. I’ve long dyed blond hair and have had it this way for years. My hairdresser has recently refused to colour it and advised me not to use straightens or […]

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Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

Christmas Gifts: The Pick Of Books For 2014

December 9, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

Local writer, Anne O’Neill, gives her pick of the books for Christmas for all the family… Christmas 2014 lies tantalizingly on the horizon and the annual frenzy to find gifts for loved ones has begun. I’ve always been a great believer in gifting books at Christmas. They are, after all, the […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Good Nail Maintenance Nailed Down

December 8, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

MY advice for nails for years has gone like this – keep three hand creams. One for work, one for the car and one for home. Cuticle oil applied every evening, almond oil is a favourite of mine. If the nails have ridges use a buffer. File the nails from […]

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Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

Roger Harty: Panic Attacks

December 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

MY sincerest sympathy and empathy goes out to anybody who suffers from panic attacks. Having experienced them in reality myself I can honestly say that I don’t think there is a worse feeling in the world. If you are an onlooker it is a scary experience to witness someone having […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: How To Deal With ‘Red Veins’

December 6, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE query I am asked most frequently (besides ‘Mum , where is….?’) is about red veins. Our celtic skin is fair and sensitive and is prone to red veins. A lady recently told me she applies her makeup then goes out. If there is a fire or alcohol, within half an hour her […]

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Tralee hoteliers, Marnie and Rory O'Sullivan, Ballyseede Castle, Emma Larkin, Denis Deery and Laura Reidy, Fels Point Hotel pictured at the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation annual ball in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney. Photo by Don MacMonagle

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Hoteliers Annual Ball

December 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

HOTELIERS from around the county gathered at the Dromhall Hotel for the annual ball of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation. The hoteliers were no doubt reflecting on a very good year for the industry and are looking forward to 2015 which is being predicted as one of the […]

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Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

Visitor Restrictions As Vomiting Bug Back In Kerry General Hospital

December 4, 2014 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

STRICT visitor restrictions have been introduced with immediate effect at Kerry General Hospital (KGH) due to a number of patients with suspected norovirus – commonly known as the vomiting bug. Visitors are asked to adhere strictly to the visiting times which are 2pm-4pm and 6.30pm-8.30pm. Two visitors are allowed per patient with […]

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Fitness: Principles, Components And Variables Of Fitness

Fitness: Principles, Components And Variables Of Fitness

December 4, 2014 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee on basic exercise principles… In developing an effective physical fitness program, you must adhere to basic exercise principles, regardless of your fitness level. In the first of a three part series I will look at the principles of an effective training programme. This […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Ok Not To Be Happy All The Time At Christmas

Zoe’s World: It’s Ok Not To Be Happy All The Time At Christmas

December 3, 2014 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

AS you are most certainly aware, Christmas is on the way. Christmas is meant to be such a happy time and everyone is expected to be so happy. It is true that Christmas is one of my favourite times of year; the lights, the presents and just the genuine warmth […]

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Orlagh Winters: Prepare For The Party Season

Orlagh Winters: Prepare For The Party Season

December 2, 2014 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

SO it’s December and we can all now embrace the Christmas spirit. Of course with this time of year comes the party season and this week I am going to give you my tips for being super stylish during this festive time. This week have your hair colour done, I […]

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