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The Wailing Wall: Crime And Punishment

The Wailing Wall: Crime And Punishment

February 14, 2015 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

  Johnnie Wall believes many sentences being handed down in our justice system are too lenient…  I WROTE an ‘eloquent’ piece for The Kerryman back in the early nineties. It was for a column titled ‘Your Personal Opinion’.  However, in hindsight it was more of a rant, an outpouring of pent-up frustration at […]

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Orlagh Winters: A Feelgood Day At The Races

Orlagh Winters: A Feelgood Day At The Races

February 11, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THIS time of year is a particular favourite of mine as there is, as my mother would say, “a great stretch in the evening”. The temperature may not be rising in any significant way, but there is sign of new life in the trees and flowers. This is also true […]

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Zoe’s World: The Grief Of Losing A Family Pet

Zoe’s World: The Grief Of Losing A Family Pet

February 11, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week my household lost a family member. Our beautiful doberman of 10 years, Jessie, passed away. Our dog was not just a pet, she was family. Some people may not understand the hurt that results from the loss of a pet, if you have never experienced this loss yourself. […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: New Store’s Gift Ideas For Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

SO I started on the RTE ‘Today’ show yesterday! My first slot was all about Lloyds Pharmacy which is opening in Tralee on Thursday (at former Ryle And De Lacy in Ashe Street) and there is loads of opening offers there in the beauty world. I will be in store on […]

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A Fashion Show Not To Be Missed In Ballygarry

A Fashion Show Not To Be Missed In Ballygarry

February 9, 2015 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Fashion Week, Kerry Boutique and Kerry Designer Show will be held in the magnificent surroundings of the Pavilion at Ballygarry House Hotel on Tuesday, March 3 and promises to be something special. The show, produced as part of the 7th annual Kerry Fashion Week, will exclusively feature new collections from […]

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Jane Lynch, Paula Foley and Melissa Costello at the 'Dress Haven' fundraiser in aid of Recovery Haven in the Fels Point Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fantastic Night Of Fashion For A Great Cause At Fels Point

February 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 200 fashion lovers showed up at the Fels Point Hotel last night for a great charity event. The ‘Dress Haven’ fundraiser, the brainchild of Mary Brick, was in aid of the Recovery Haven. People attending could browse through the donated items on racks, while models also displayed the clothes […]

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Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

Roger Harty: Spirit v Energy

February 8, 2015 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

  IF I pose to you a simple question – what is the difference between Slán leat, Goodbye, Au revoir and Auf wiedersehen? What would your answer be? Perhaps ‘Roger, don’t be ridiculous and don’t be wasting my time as you know well they’re all saying the same thing’. Exactly, […]

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Kate’s Tips To Get Your House In Order For Spring

Kate’s Tips To Get Your House In Order For Spring

February 5, 2015 at 12:13 pm 1 comment

Spring is here (technically) and Kate Brosnan of Total Cleaning Supplies at Clash Industrial Estate, has tips to spruce up your home for the season… Cleaning. Ah yes, that lovely word that evokes such pleasant thoughts in our minds!  Try a few of these little tips to make it a little […]

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Zoe’s World: I’m So Bored With Transition Year

Zoe’s World: I’m So Bored With Transition Year

February 4, 2015 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

HERE come the “I told you sos”… As some of you may be aware, I am currently half way through transition year. I am asked almost daily “what year are you in?” and when I say transition year, everyone kind of nods and just knows that you don’t do a whole […]

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Orlagh Winters: When The Media Goes Too Far With Photos

Orlagh Winters: When The Media Goes Too Far With Photos

February 3, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the most disturbing trends of the modern age has to be the fascination of photos of accidents and funerals by certain newspapers. Before anyone leaps to make the point that by highlighting car accident pictures that someone may slow down and drive a little more carefully, do you […]

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Roger Harty: Success v Happiness

Roger Harty: Success v Happiness

February 1, 2015 at 10:19 am 1 comment

  A GREAT question to ask is – ‘what is the difference between success and happiness?’ I really like the following definition. Success: Is having what you want Happiness: Is wanting what you have Note: I have highlighted the ‘h’ and the ‘w’ in the success definition – the reason for this […]

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Kerry Fashion Week Finalists Announced

Kerry Fashion Week Finalists Announced

February 1, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE finalists in the Kerry Fashion Week, which takes place in March, were announced on Friday. The finalists were shortlisted from all received entries by the judging panel: Melanie Morris, Editor in Chief, Image Publications (Chairperson of judging panel); Bairbre Power, Fashion Editor, Irish Independent and Executive Editor, Weekend Magazine; Helen Steele, award winning […]

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Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

Zoe’s World: When Speaking Your Mind Unwittingly Hurts Your Friends

January 28, 2015 at 12:15 pm Comments are Disabled

“BE kind, for everyone is fighting their own battle”, is a quote that is often repeated and recited among the youth but it is never really put to practice. I didn’t realise this until I discovered that some of the things that I had been openly slamming, actually applied to […]

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Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

Orlagh Winters: OMG? LOL? What Has Happened To The English Language?

January 27, 2015 at 9:57 am 1 comment

WHAT is happening to the English language? Why is it that “congrads” has become acceptable to offer congratulations? Why is “best if luck” the new way to wish someone the ‘best of luck’? I know that there is a certain amount of abbreviated text speak that we use everyday: U/you, TY/thank […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Well It’s Been Quite A Week!

January 26, 2015 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

  WHAT a week it has been. January is traditionally a quiet time, but this week it was far from quiet for me. Bright and early, I got a call from RTE to tell me I got a slot on the ‘Today’ show. The response from the people of Tralee […]

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The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

The Chef’s Table: Like Pasta? Then You’ll Love This Dish

January 25, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has something special for pasta lovers… CONTINUING the theme of healthier eating, this week I have shared a lovely pasta dish that is a hit in our house, as is most Italian food. Olive oil-based pasta sauces are much healthier than […]

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Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

Roger Harty: ‘Resilience’

January 25, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

I LOOKED up the word resilience in the dictionary and found the following: Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. Stress and adversity can come in the shape of family or relationship problems, health problems, or workplace and financial stressors, among others. […]

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Aine Ferris, Mairead O'Mahony, Orla Young, Sarah Collins and Kathleen O'Sullivan at the Kilmoyley GAA Social in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kilmoyley GAA Honours Heroes Of The Past At Social

January 24, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE hurling-mad parish of Kilmoyley held their 53rd annual social last night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel and it was a typically great occasion. The club social, which also celebrated 125 years of GAA, was attended by the young and not so young and the special guests on the night were the U21 […]

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Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

Profile: Meet The Man Who’s ‘Running The Kingdom’ To Fitness

January 23, 2015 at 7:24 pm Comments are Disabled

With the running season kicking off in earnest again, Fergus Dennehy of TraleeToday.ie meets the man who has turned the town running-mad over the past year…  Marcus Howlett, as founder of the Tralee International Marathon, Director of ‘Run The Kingdom’ and club trainer for the ‘Born To Run’ marathon club, should […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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New Teen Package Comes Up Smelling Of Herbs And Roses At Spa

New Teen Package Comes Up Smelling Of Herbs And Roses At Spa

January 22, 2015 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

THE people at the Herbs and Roses Spa at the Fels Point Hotel have come up with a great day out for teenage girls which is going down a storm since it was introduced a couple of weeks ago. Girls between the ages of 12-16 can spend two to three hours […]

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Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

Mary To Share The Couch With Dáithí And Maura On RTE’s ‘Today’ Show

January 21, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEETODAY.IE’S  beauty columnist has just secured a regular slot on RTE’s flagship afternoon programme. Mary O’Donnell will grace our screens on a fortnightly basis with Dáithí O Sé and Maura Derrane on the ‘Today’ show talking about all things beauty-related. “I’m absolutely thrilled with it,” said Mary. “There was a lot of people […]

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Zoe’s World: The ‘Perfect Pressure’

Zoe’s World: The ‘Perfect Pressure’

January 21, 2015 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

  YEARS ago now, there was this really popular song called ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ by the sweet little Hannah Montana. I, along with a million other 10 year olds, sung our hearts out to that song. Sure, it was auto tuned to death and it’s not like Miley Cyrus actually wrote the […]

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Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

Woman Hopes To Track Down Ring Lost 44 Years Ago In The Brandon

January 21, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

A WOMAN who lost her US high school ring in The Mount Brandon Hotel nearly 44 years ago is appealing to the people of Tralee to help her find it. Laura O’Brien (nee Gleeson), originally from New York, was a boarder in a secondary school in Limerick in 1970/71. While on […]

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Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

January 21, 2015 at 9:59 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 really dark hair and want to go blonde . I’ve been advised that it’s a big procedure. Any advice before I do it? Sean Says: Yes, plenty! First have […]

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IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

  THE Managing Director of the IMF was in Dublin yesterday to meet Enda Kenny and wore a Rose of Tralee brooch worth €35. Mind you, she did also carry a Hermes bag costing a whopping €7,000. IMF boss, Christine Legarde, who is known as somewhat of a ‘style icon’ wore the […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Sooner We Leave Behind The Homophobic Ireland Of Old The Better

Orlagh Winters: The Sooner We Leave Behind The Homophobic Ireland Of Old The Better

January 20, 2015 at 10:10 am 2 comments

  SO I made it home last night and without sounding like the typical homecoming holidaymaker, it sure is cold. Brass monkey springs to mind. Abu Dhabi is an amazing place with lots to see and do and has changed its attitude towards women considerably since I first visited almost […]

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A model showing the latest in bridal wear at the Wedding Fair in the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wedding Fair Draws Large Crowds To Fels Point

January 19, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 40 businesses took stands at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday as the wedding fair season began in earnest. Hundreds passed through the fair, organised by the company, weddingdealoftheday.com, on the day, checking out everything from cakes to DJs and, of course, bridal wear. Models from the Norma O’Donoghue […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Forget Supermodels! 90-Years-Old Lilly Is the Perfect Advert For Lancome

Mary O’Donnell: Forget Supermodels! 90-Years-Old Lilly Is the Perfect Advert For Lancome

January 19, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week I attended my first 90th birthday. The birthday girl was my gran aunt and her name is Lilly Curtin, a very popular resident in Highfield Grove in Caherslee. Although for the last few years Lilly has been residing in  Cúil Dídin nursing-home, Lilly spent all her working life in the hustle […]

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At the Lixnaw GAA function were, from left: Sharon O'Keeffe, Ann McCarthy, Helena O'Keeffe, David Silles and John Buckley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Lixnaw GAA Celebrates A Great Year At Ballyroe

January 18, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a great night of celebration in the Ballyyoe Heights Hotel last night as Lixnaw GAA club held its annual social. It’s been a great year for the club as they captured the Kerry Senior Hurling title back in October. The club faithful enjoyed a four course meal […]

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