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Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

Parenting Expert For Public Seminar At IT Tralee

September 3, 2014 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE IT will welcome the world-renowned parenting author, Steve Biddulph this month, as part of their ‘Parenting Our Children Art & Science’ seminars. Steve Biddulph is one of the world’s best known parenting authors. A psychologist for 25 years, he is now retired but continues to write and teach. His […]

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Orlagh Winters: I’m Back In Black For Autumn

Orlagh Winters: I’m Back In Black For Autumn

September 2, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

SO now is the time that we start to think about one of our big wardrobe investments, a winter coat! Much to the despair of my very own Irish mammy, I love the colour black so much that it makes up 90% of my wardrobe. She thinks I look like […]

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Roger Harty: Fear And Living In The Modern World

Roger Harty: Fear And Living In The Modern World

August 31, 2014 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

IN my previous article (here) I wrote about how ancient man experienced real fear. The reality that he was going to die when he stepped out of his immediate environment (comfort zone) for more rewards (rich pickings) with the prospect (risk) of attack from dangerous wild animals or neighbouring tribes. […]

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Caroline O'Donoghue, Andrea Quirke, Edwina Hurley, Jackie Moriarty and Tara Dillon at the Balloonagh Secondary School Class of 1997 reunion in O'Donnell's Bar, Mounthawk on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Balloonagh Ladies Party Like It’s 1997

August 31, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

EAR-SPLITTING laughter was the order of the night at O’Donnell’s in Mounthawk  on Friday, as ladies recalled their 90s heyday. The Balloonagh Secondary School Class of 1997 got back together to reminisce about their schooldays with a ‘Dress To Impress’ theme and they certainly didn’t disappoint. The glamorous bunch of […]

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KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

KGH Nursing Staff Shortage At Crisis Point Says INMO

August 29, 2014 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE shortage of nurses within Kerry General Hospital has reached crisis point according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. The INMO is  now calling for an immediate recruitment of staff specific to KGH to address this crisis. “The situation that currently exists within Kerry General Hospital is unsafe and […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Heavy Schoolbags Can Damage Children’s Spines

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Heavy Schoolbags Can Damage Children’s Spines

August 28, 2014 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, on how parents can ensure heavy schoolbags don’t cause long-term damage to children’s spines… Schoolchildren may be damaging their spines by carrying heavy schoolbags. Risks include muscle strain, distortion of the natural ‘S’ curve of the spine and rounding of […]

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Zoe’s World: My Transition Time Will Be Well Spent

Zoe’s World: My Transition Time Will Be Well Spent

August 27, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our teen columnist, Zoë O’Connor, wants to use her time in transition year to jumpstart her career… TRANSITION year can be seen in many different ways. It can be seen as a doss year, a year of work or a year to grow. I don’t see the point of wasting […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: Plan For The Cold Winter Months

Shape Up With Siobhan: Plan For The Cold Winter Months

August 27, 2014 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, on how your routine will change with the onset of winter… AS the evenings start to get a little darker it may be time to start planning your exercise for the winter months. Are you super-dedicated and will still exercise outdoors […]

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Orlagh Winters: You Gotta Love Our Rose Maria’s Style

Orlagh Winters: You Gotta Love Our Rose Maria’s Style

August 26, 2014 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

STOP the clock, the Rose of Tralee came out as…a Mayo Supporter! What a beautiful lady Maria Walsh is and what a wonderful response to her publicly saying that she is gay, not that it should even be considered as something different. I do however understand how there has been […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: The Dos And Don’ts Of Nail Care

August 25, 2014 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

IF you were like me and your nails come way down the line on the list of things to do before a special occasion, you will know the panic of last minute nail shaping and painting usually ending in disaster! So, I put together some facts and tips so that […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

The Chef’s Table: A Perfect Thai Dish

August 24, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THAI food is one of my favourite cuisines in the world. 
Fresh, vibrant, flavorsome, quick and healthy makes it a great style of cooking. What makes it so unique is the combination of spicy, salty, citrus and sweet flavours in most dishes.

 Ingredients are readily available from most supermarkets and […]

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Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of The Comfort Zone

August 24, 2014 at 9:20 am Comments are Disabled

IN my previous article (here) I wrote about how ancient man used his senses to conquer his immediate environs. Thus, what he saw, heard, tasted ,touched and smelled became absolutely vital for his survival. Over the thousands of years that have passed, nothing has changed since and whether we realise […]

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Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

Strictly Mary: And Now…The End Is Near

August 22, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… I CANNOT believe that when I write the next column, Strictly Come Dancing will be over and I […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: When Drinking Becomes Dangerous

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: When Drinking Becomes Dangerous

August 22, 2014 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, on the abuse of alcohol and its effects… Sensible drinking Nearly one in four adults risks their health by drinking more than the recommended daily amount of alcohol. One unit is equal to 8g, or about 10ml, of pure alcohol. […]

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Siobhan Sentry: The Secret To Toning Up

Siobhan Sentry: The Secret To Toning Up

August 21, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, on how to tone up… HOW many times have you said or someone you know said “I simply want to tone up” well, I’m going to write a bit about toning up and what it really means. I believe a lot […]

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Orlagh Winters: A Week Where Tralee Rivalled Anywhere For Style

Orlagh Winters: A Week Where Tralee Rivalled Anywhere For Style

August 20, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

WELL folks that’s it for another year, we have our winner! Maria Walsh is our new Rose of Tralee and we here at TraleeToday.ie wish her the very best of luck for the coming year. We will be looking forward to seeing her style and glamour over the coming 12 months. Speaking […]

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Zoe’s World: Backstage Pass To A Fashion Masterclass

Zoe’s World: Backstage Pass To A Fashion Masterclass

August 20, 2014 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Rose of Tralee Fashion Show was amazing. Did I watch it? No, but I got one better, I worked at it. Everyone knows that I am a Team Upfront girl and don’t worry, that hasn’t changed. But I moved from my role of Backstage Manager and Boss’s Girl to […]

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At the Rose Fashion show were, from left: Catriona Sayers, Noreen Sayers, Patricia Sayers, Kitty Sayers, Margaret Trant. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

Photos: More Stylish Ladies At The Rose Fashion Show

August 19, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  OK, this is our last batch of photos from The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Fashion Show on Sunday night in The Dome. We took 60 photos on the night, not to mention our short videos featuring our fashion columnist, Orlagh Winters, interviewing a host of stylish local ladies and […]

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At the Rose Fashion show were, from left: Haley O'Sullivan, Jean O'Callaghan, Lyndsey O'Sullivan, Mary Devlin and Sara Devlin. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

Video/Photos: Yet More Glamour And Style From The Rose Fashion Show

August 18, 2014 at 7:06 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose Fashion Show was attended by over 1,600 people at the Dome last night and we were there to capture all the style (see previous videos and photos here and here). See our fashion columnist Orlagh Winters interview stylish women from the event in the video below and scroll […]

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Video/Photos: More Style From The Rose Fashion Show

Video/Photos: More Style From The Rose Fashion Show

August 18, 2014 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  DON O’Neill promised high-octane Red Carpet glamour and he didn’t disappoint after bringing his most spectacular gowns to The Kerryman Rose of Tralee Autumn Winter Fashion Show in the Dome. The Ballyheigue native, who is based in New York, said the 1,600-strong audience was bigger than attendances at any […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Get The Frizz Out Of Your Hair

Mary O’Donnell: Get The Frizz Out Of Your Hair

August 18, 2014 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE waiting in a very humid airport during the Summer, my husband turned around, looked at me and started laughing. In between his fits of laughing he said “go look at your hair”. I was like a cross between Diana Ross and one of the Jackson Five, but yes, very funny. […]

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Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

Roger Harty: Exploring The Fear Factor

August 17, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

FEAR is key to our very existence so therefore to give it its due respect I will be discussing fear and the different aspects involved with it over the next few articles. So let’s begin! What is fear? In my own words ‘fear is a reaction of my body to an […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: How To Apply CPR

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: How To Apply CPR

August 14, 2014 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on applying CPR to a person suffering cardiac arrest… Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is a first aid technique which should be administered as soon as possible to a person who has suffered a cardiac arrest (their heart has stopped […]

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Zoe’s World: Put Away The Phone And Have Some Fun

Zoe’s World: Put Away The Phone And Have Some Fun

August 13, 2014 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WE are all living in the 21st century, the technology age. Everything that we do is surrounded by phones or computers. We are no longer just living; we are telling people how we live. Whether it be an innocent instagram photo or a full spiel about how you spent your […]

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Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

Shape Up With Siobhan: The Importance Of Recovery

August 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

Our fitness expert, Siobhan Sentry of Advanced Fitness Education, speaks about the importance of recovery… Recovery…. The easy bit! However it is often neglected. All too often you see clients join the gym or begin personal training wanting to do to much too soon, almost feeling guilty when they take […]

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Orlagh Winters: Criticism Of Ladies Day Events Is Unjustified

Orlagh Winters: Criticism Of Ladies Day Events Is Unjustified

August 12, 2014 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

SO everyone is entitled to their opinion, but Una Mullally’s attack in The Irish Times on Ladies Day events is typical of an attitude that is becoming more prevalent in the press. Mullally wrote: “…it’s not so much a celebration of style, as a judgment on a particular type of femininity. […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: When Your Skin Needs That Something Special

August 11, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

THIS time of the year, the skin needs a little something extra. After sun, suntan lotion and just being outdoors more, skin always looks a little sluggish and a buildup of dead cells can be responsible for a lot of this. I have a hero product for this problem and […]

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Roger Harty: The Meaning Of ‘Personality’

Roger Harty: The Meaning Of ‘Personality’

August 10, 2014 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

I STUDIED Latin up to junior cert in St Brendan’s college Killarney. If I was to be honest, at the time I didn’t have a great appreciation of ‘the Classics’ i.e. Latin and Greek. Of latter years I have come to realise how they play a huge part in the origin […]

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Strictly Mary: Baby’s Been Put In The Corner

Strictly Mary: Baby’s Been Put In The Corner

August 9, 2014 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

  Our Beauty Columnist, Mary O’Donnell, is taking part in this year’s Austin Stacks Strictly Come Dancing, which takes place in the Dome on August 23. Here she keeps us informed on her progress… A STRANGE thing happened since I started dancing. Over the last few weeks I have noticed it […]

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Dylan Ronan, Catherine O'Halloran, Saorise Brosnan and David O'Brien at the Presentation Students Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Style And Glamour At Presentation Students Ball

August 8, 2014 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was red carpet glamour at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night, as teenagers glammed up for the Presentation Tralee Students Debs Ball. About 240 teenagers attended the €55 a head affair and there was no expense spared on the dresses either judging by the style on show as they all enjoyed the occasion. […]

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