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Chamber Alliance To Present A Family Fun Day In The Park

Chamber Alliance To Present A Family Fun Day In The Park

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

THE Town Park will be the venue for a special Fancy Dress Fun Run at the end of the month as part of the Halloween festivities. This event on Wednesday, October 29, is a family day out in the Park organised by Tralee Chamber Alliance which will see the place transformed into […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Eczema And How To Treat It

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Eczema And How To Treat It

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

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the Eczema skin condition… A QUERY came in from a reader recently on the topic of Eczema. The email read: “I have suffered with Eczema for the past 10 years and I have tried everything and anything. I would be very interested […]

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Fitness: Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Posture

Fitness: Correcting Muscle Imbalance And Posture

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

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness on correcting muscle imbalance and posture… It is commonplace amongst regular fitness enthusiasts or gym users to ask such questions as: Why am I stronger on one side of my body than the other? Why can I lift heavier weight with one arm over the […]

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Beata Kalinowska, Beata Witek, Magda Choroszewska, Krystle Delaney, Killorglin, at the Lancome Elite makeup artist, Marc Sinclair's Masterclass in CH Chemists on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Packed Audience For Make-Up Masterclass In CH Chemists

October 8, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

CH Chemists was packed on Tuesday evening for a masterclass from one of the top make-up artists in the world. Marc Sinclair is one of six elite Lancome make-up artists in the world and ladies turned up to get top tips and watch a demonstration of the master at work. “Marc […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s The Festive Season…No Really!

Zoe’s World: It’s The Festive Season…No Really!

October 8, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S officially the festive season. Well, yes, it is, according to the array of selection boxes available in Tesco’s. Since it is only the beginning of October, I can’t deny that this scares me a little bit. Contrary to popular belief, I actually do keep up with the news. And […]

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Orlagh Winters: New Season, New Wardrobe

Orlagh Winters: New Season, New Wardrobe

October 7, 2014 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

WELL hello October! We certainly changed seasons with a bang this week. The flip flops and light cottons are finally packed away to the back of the wardrobe and if I am honest I am delighted. I have said before and I will say it again I am a Winter Girl, […]

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Colette O'Halloran and Lesley Daly, Tralee, at the 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, at Ballygarden Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Colourful Morning In Ballyseedy At ‘Splash Of Pink’ Event

October 6, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

BALLYSEEDY Garden Centre is always a colourful spot, but none more so than on Saturday morning, where people gathered for the ‘Splash of Pink’ coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. Ladies and gents sported some element of pink clothing and the event went down a storm for all […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Ten Tips To Prevent You From Scaring Him Away

October 6, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY I was asked to give a talk to students about beauty. The principal, who is male, asked me to get across that if a woman looks like she has no makeup on, then she’s got it right. I was very impressed with his knowledge of my world. So it got me thinking, what […]

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Judith Hayes, being presented with a set of keys to a brand new Citroen C4 by, Katrina Rice, assistant manager of Tralee Credit Union. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Judith Wins Brand New Car In Credit Union Draw

October 5, 2014 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain fell, but did nothing to dampen the spirits of Judith Hayes from Abbeydorney, who was handed over the keys of a brand new Citroen C4 in the Tralee branch of Credit Union on Friday morning. Judith who is originally from, St Brendan’s Park, is the latest winner in […]

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Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

Roger Harty: Meditation – What Is It?

October 5, 2014 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG man came into my office recently knowing that I had an interest in the whole area of meditation and asked me ’what is it and what is it all about?’ I was just about to launch into an enthusiastic reply when he started to speak. I will never forget […]

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Paul Galvin

GAA Style Icon Paul Galvin Picks Up New Fashion Job

October 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm Comments are Disabled

IN news that might get fashion gurus and GAA followers talking in equal measure, Paul Galvin, has been announced as the new style editor for men’s lifestyle website Joe.ie Paul starts his role with immediate effect. The former Kerry player, who has lived in Tralee for a number of years now, […]

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Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

Sam McCauley’s Sarah Makes The Cut To Help Cancer Sufferers

October 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman has decided to cut 16 inches off her hair to help out cancer patients. Sarah Burke from Ballymac, who works in the cosmetics department in Sam McCauley’s Chemists in Manor West, chopped off her locks to donate to Recovery Haven, where the hair will be used in making […]

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Denise Bourke of Divas and Dudes, Margaret Brick of Connect Publications, Deputy Michael Healy Rae, JP Brick and Lisa Geaney of Divas and Dudes, at the launch party for 'Connect' Magazine in Kirby's Brogue Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Margaret’s ‘Connections’ Turn Up For A Great Party

October 3, 2014 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed house in Kirby’s Brogue Inn on Thursday night for the official launch of ‘Connect’ Magazine. The monthly lifestyle publication, the brainchild of Tralee woman Margaret Brick, has been running for six months now and 10,000 copies are distributed all over the county. Family, friends, clients and staff […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu!

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Get The Vaccine, Not The Flu!

October 2, 2014 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the flu vaccine… The national Annual Flu Vaccination campaign is targeting the key at-risk groups for seasonal influenza –  everyone aged over 65, health care staff and carers, and younger people with long-term illnesses such as asthma, heart […]

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Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

Fitness: Eight Reasons Why Running Is Great For You

October 1, 2014 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on running… Running is an ancient sport and has it origins as far back as 490BC when Pheidippides ran the first ever marathon as a wartime messenger for the Greeks. It is a very primal and effective form of exercise and one to which […]

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Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

Zoe’s World: What’s Wrong With Having Expensive Taste?

October 1, 2014 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

I BELIEVE in buying more expensive things. I believe in spending that extra bit of money on something, purely because I know that it will last. You would think that would be okay. A lot of people however, don’t seem to share the same views. When someone asks you where you […]

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Ciara Brosnan of Shindig, outside the new Shindig store in Manor West Retail Park. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Parking Issue Influences Shindig To Branch Out To Manor West

September 30, 2014 at 2:24 pm Comments are Disabled

ONE of Tralee’s fashion institutions, Shindig, have opened a store in Manor West Retail Park – but this doesn’t spell the end for the Shindig store on Russell Street where they have been for 25 years. “We’ve opened a store in Manor because it’s more convenient,” said owner, Gary Brosnan. “Parking […]

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Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

Orlagh Winters: We’re Spoiled For Choice In Our Local Shops

September 30, 2014 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

OK so it is too warm to wear a jacket or coat yet so what is the solution, especially for that special occasion? A Pashmina of course! Strolling through town on Saturday I popped in to ‘That’s Perfect’ where there is every possible colour and print available. The great thing […]

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Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

Physio Talk: Shin-splints – Treat The Cause Not The Symptoms

September 30, 2014 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

Chartered Physiotherapist, Dr Derek Griffin, on the problem 0f Shin-splints… 1. Introduction Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) or “shin splints” is a common running-related injury with approximately 15% of novice runners reporting shin pain within a year of starting running. The problem is often difficult to manage with recent evidence […]

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Bernie Falvey and Mary O'Sullivan at last years 'Splash of Pink' event in aid of the Irish Cancer Society held in Ballyseedy Home and Gardens.

A Splash Of Pink For A Great Cause In Ballyseedy

September 29, 2014 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual ‘Splash of Pink’ coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society will take place in Ballyseedy Home and Garden Centre, on Saturday October 4 from 10am to 12 noon. “It’s a serious issue, but the morning is a fun way of raising funds and awareness, we want […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Cindy From CH Picks Her Top Five Products

September 29, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week I took myself to CH Chemist which is like a mecca in Tralee for beauty junkies. CH Chemist is a family-run business located in the heart of the town. They offer a wide range of products and services from a Pharmacy, Opticians, Photographic counter, Aura Beauty Salon, Cosmetic […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Success And Happiness

September 28, 2014 at 9:33 am 1 comment

SUCCESS: Is having what you want. Happiness: Is wanting what you have. Very often we hear in life ‘don’t take things literally’, but in this case, I think to get the full meaning and benefit of the above mentioned definitions, it is important to take every word literally as it was […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Reasons For Immunisation

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: The Reasons For Immunisation

September 26, 2014 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on immunisations…  What is immunisation? Immunisation is the use of a vaccine to protect against a disease. Vaccination is simple, safe and effective. The risks of having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects […]

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Catriona Sayers, Kitty Collins, Danny Leane, Mary Horgan and Noreen Sayers at the Style Evening with Danny Leane at The Abbey Inn on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Ladies Get Fashion Tips At Style Evening With Danny

September 26, 2014 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

AN evening of style was held in The Abbey Inn on Thursday night where Danny Leane of Annbury’s Boutique gave tips on making the best from your wardrobe. Entitled ‘Buy Less, Wear More’, ladies enjoyed complimentary cocktails and canapés while hearing how to identity items from their wardrobe that they may have bought […]

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Fitness: Why Willpower And Motivation Are So Vital

Fitness: Why Willpower And Motivation Are So Vital

September 26, 2014 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness, Tralee, on how motivation and willpower is so important… This week we are going to touch on the subject of motivation and willpower and how it plays such a vital role in helping you reach your fitness goals. The mind and the power of the […]

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Physio Talk: Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

Physio Talk: Strength Training For Endurance Athletes

September 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

With the popularity of triathlons and other endurance sports growing and growing, Dr Derek Griffin gives advice on how to prepare… 1. Background Recent scientific evidence has shown that overuse sport injuries can be reduced by as much as 50% with the addition of strength training. Despite this, it is […]

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Orlagh Winters: Kerry Ladies Are Champions In Style At The Banquet

Orlagh Winters: Kerry Ladies Are Champions In Style At The Banquet

September 23, 2014 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

AS the old saying goes, behind every good man there is a good woman and this has never been more true of the wonderful girls behind the Kerry boys. At the helm is Eamonn Fitzmaurice who is married to the stunningly beautiful Tina. On Sunday night at the post match […]

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Zoe’s World: Ladies Day Teen Fashion Special

Zoe’s World: Ladies Day Teen Fashion Special

September 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our teen columnist, Zoë O’Connor, was at Listowel Races Ladies Day on Friday and was impressed with what she saw… LADIES day at Listowel Races was a huge success as always, but I decided to turn my focus away from all the beautifully dressed women and instead I focused on teen […]

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Roger Harty: Stress – What Is It?

Roger Harty: Stress – What Is It?

September 21, 2014 at 10:02 am 1 comment

IF one is to succeed in life, it is important to have the right answers, but in my opinion it is of far more importance to ask the right questions. A great question to ask is –‘what is stress?’ I think it would be fair to say that stress is […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: More Fashionable Women At Listowel Races Ladies Day

VIDEO/PHOTOS: More Fashionable Women At Listowel Races Ladies Day

September 21, 2014 at 10:02 am 1 comment

HERE’S the final instalment of our coverage of the glamour and style on Listowel Races Ladies Day which took place on Friday. Orlagh Winters interviews stylish ladies in the video below, while further down are more great photos from the day. If you missed our previous coverage click here, here […]

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