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Ballyheigue Man Dresses Elsa From ‘Frozen’ At The Oscars

Ballyheigue Man Dresses Elsa From ‘Frozen’ At The Oscars

February 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYHEIGUE designer Don O’Neill had one his designs worn by a big star at an Oscars party last night. The successful fashion designer based in New York tweeted the photo below of Oscar winner, Idina Menzel (better known as the voice of Elsa from ‘Frozen) at the Vanity Fair Oscar […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Brushing Up On Beauty

February 23, 2015 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

  IN the last few years make-up application is all about the brushes. Three years ago I got my first Blank Canvas brush and three years later I still use it. It was the company’s first brush and now the range has grown to include a contour palette and liners […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

The Chef’s Table: A Bit Of Thai To Die For

February 22, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

  Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ cookery school in Firies has a recipe for fantastic fish cakes… Thai food is one of my favourite foods to cook.  It is so unique in taste as you often have salty, sweet, spicy and citrusy in one dish. Thai fish cakes are simple […]

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Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Health Benefit Of Laughter

February 22, 2015 at 11:27 am 1 comment

  EVERYBODY knows that laughter works. You have often heard it said; “we had a great laugh last night”, even Facebook is getting in on the act with LOL (Laugh out Loud) and LMFAO (a little too rude to print but you can ‘google it’!). You can even listen to […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Worth Making The Effort To Socialise

Zoe’s World: It’s Worth Making The Effort To Socialise

February 18, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

  I AM not an unsociable person. All teenagers are not unsociable. Just because we tend to spend most of our lives on our headphones on, doesn’t mean that we don’t enjoy a bit of human interaction from time to time. That doesn’t mean that you should continue to talk […]

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Orlagh Winters: Safe To Say I’m Not A Big Fan Of ‘Kimye’

Orlagh Winters: Safe To Say I’m Not A Big Fan Of ‘Kimye’

February 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

APPARENTLY Kanye West knows fashion! I say this with my tongue firmly fixed in my cheek having seen what he showed in New York Fashion Week at the weekend. How the ‘Queen of Style’, Anna Wintour, sat with a straight face is beyond me. To add insult to injury his wife […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: A Great Welcome From The People At RTE

February 16, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

  MY first week on RTE’s Today show was some experience. Walking into the studio was all a bit mad. To be part of a set that you’re used to looking at at home with a cuppa in your hand was strange to say the least. Now from the minute […]

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The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

The Chef’s Table: How To Make Perfect Pancakes This Shrove Tuesday

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ in Firies has some great pancake recipes for this Shrove Tuesday… Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional feast day before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. Lent – the 40 days leading up to Easter – was traditionally a time of fasting […]

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Roger Harty: Church v Science

Roger Harty: Church v Science

February 15, 2015 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

  I SUPPOSE it’s very hard to differentiate the chicken from the egg, thus the famous saying – ‘which comes first, the chicken or the egg?’. In my previous article (here) I wrote about how energy and spirit are basically the same thing, and not to sweat the small stuff. Science uses […]

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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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