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Zoe’s World: Don’t Take Everything Literally

Zoe’s World: Don’t Take Everything Literally

November 12, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY I have picked up on people who take absolutely everything you say literally… like, literally! I don’t want to rant my way through this blogpost like the “literally” people because I think that kind of defeats the purpose. Anyway, I read this blog post recently (by a very well […]

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Orlagh Winters: Five Gift Ideas From Local Businesses

Orlagh Winters: Five Gift Ideas From Local Businesses

November 11, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

OK so I know that some of you don’t want to hear the “C” word but you are going to have to face up to it sooner rather than later, Christmas is on its way. Maybe the fact that I have been engrossed in Christmas decorations for the last two […]

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Blood Donor Clinics In The Brandon Hotel This Week

Blood Donor Clinics In The Brandon Hotel This Week

November 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm Comments are Disabled

BLOOD donor clinics will be set up in the Brandon Hotel on behalf of The Irish Blood Transfusion Service next week. The times and dates the blood clinics will be operating are… • Monday, Nov 10, 5pm – 8:30pm • Tuesday, Nov 11, 3pm – 5pm and 7pm – 9pm • Wednesday, […]

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Entries Invited For Kerry Fashion Week Awards

Entries Invited For Kerry Fashion Week Awards

November 10, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

ENTRY is now open for the seventh annual ‘Kerry Fashion Week Irish Fashion Industry Awards’ in association with Image Magazine. Winner of the KFW15 ‘One to Watch’ will take part in commercial show-space for Irish Design 2015 during, ‘London Fashion Week’ next year. The seventh annual KFW will take place […]

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Sandra’s In Style At Top Hairdressing Awards

Sandra’s In Style At Top Hairdressing Awards

November 10, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

SANDRA O’SULLIVAN, a hairdresser with the Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty Group who have an outlet in Tralee, came second in top annual hairdressing awards. Sandra, came second in the ‘ALFAPARF Junior Category  Hairdresser Awards’ at a ceremony at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Dublin last week. “As a […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Discovering Green Angel Products

November 10, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

    GREEN Angel is an award-winning luxurious range of Irish skincare, hair care and bath care preparations, which are based on the fusion of Irish seaweed and natural essential oils. The duel energy blend of their unique qualities provides Green Angel Irish Skincare with a truly outstanding range. The company […]

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Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’

Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’

November 10, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

  BEFORE I begin, I believe I should inform the readers that I got most of my knowledge as a direct result from recovery from mental illness (depression). Having travelled the journey and made a full recovery (whatever that is!), I realised the importance of having a good plan as […]

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Amanda Griffin, Megan O'Connor, April O'Rourke and Michaela Kavanagh, Ballyduff at the 'Take Me Out' night in aid of Ballyduff Buds Family Resource Centre at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘Take Me Out’ Fundraiser In Ballyroe

November 9, 2014 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

A ‘Take Me Out’ fundraiser for the Ballyduff Buds Resource Centre was held at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. The organisers decided to try something new to help fund the vital service in the north Kerry village. “With all the cuts coming in, funding is essential so we said we’d […]

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Suzanne Sheehy, Linda Lowth and Margaret O'Connor at the 'Evening Of Style And Beauty' in aid of the Recovery Haven at CH Chemists on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fashion And Beauty Night For A Great Cause In CH Chemists

November 8, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

  A HUGE crowd turned out in CH Chemists on Friday night for a fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven. The ‘Evening Of Style And Beauty’ brought together the make-up expertise of Helen Lawlor Parker of the CH Lancome counter and Weardrobe’s Sandra Rusk for tips on the coming season. Continued below… […]

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Fitness: Advice For Weight Training And What’s The Best Day To Exercise?

Fitness: Advice For Weight Training And What’s The Best Day To Exercise?

November 6, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee answers some common questions about exercise and fitness… Q: What time is best of day for exercising? I don’t seem to have enough time for it? A: There is no right or wrong answer to your question as everyone is different both emotionally […]

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Zoe’s World: What Happened To Living In The Now?

Zoe’s World: What Happened To Living In The Now?

November 5, 2014 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

  WHEN I come home from any event that I have ever attended with the philosophy of writing a blogpost on it, I am one of many that has to run to the laptop rushing to be the first to tell people about it. Rushing to jump into that short […]

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Orlagh Winters: Children Should Be Allowed Be Children

Orlagh Winters: Children Should Be Allowed Be Children

November 4, 2014 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

SO there is no doubting that Romeo Beckham is one handsome little dude. It is hardly surprising that he was chosen as the face for Burberry’s Christmas campaign. He has, as my mother would say, a great mix of both his parents. I wonder did he want to do the […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: My Encounter With The ‘Galway Player’

November 3, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

I HAVE taken to touring Ireland with Youngblood Ireland which is a mineral luxury cosmetic company. It is designed by Pauline Youngblood a lady from LA with a medical background. She believed that after procedures that there was not a make-up range that was gentle to the skin that also provided […]

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Roger Harty: The Art Of ‘Kaizen’

Roger Harty: The Art Of ‘Kaizen’

November 2, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

  ‘KAIZEN’ is a Japanese word meaning ‘good change’ but it is used in business terms meaning the philosophy of ‘continuous effort at improvement’. The great Toyota car company in Japan would be a good example of the kaizen philosophy at work. As I have often said, there is a […]

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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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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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