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PHOTOS: Ladies Enjoy Christmas Fashion Lunch For Charity

PHOTOS: Ladies Enjoy Christmas Fashion Lunch For Charity

November 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

AN afternoon of fine food, wines and fashion took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon, all for a good cause. The ‘Connect Kicks Off Christmas’ fashion event was attended by over 100 ladies with proceeds going towards the Kerry Cancer Support Services. Ladies were greeted on arrival with […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Surviving Christmas With Boots

November 24, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN the Boots Christmas ads start it is Christmas for me. They are usually all about getting ready, beauty-wise, for the big day. This year they have gone one step further and have come up with a survival pack. This will get you ready for the party season and if […]

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Linda Flynn, Tina Enright, Caroline Simpson and Elaine Daly handing out goodie bags at the CH Chemists Christmas Customer evening on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Get Bargains At CH Chemists’ Customer Evening

November 23, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE famous CH Chemists was heaving on Friday evening as the store held its annual   Christmas customer evening. The annual event is growing every year and they came in their hundreds to get great discounts as the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing. There was mulled wine and […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

Roger Harty: The Power Of Laughter

November 23, 2014 at 9:07 am Comments are Disabled

SOME of the old sayings carry great wisdom within and one of the best known of these old sayings is ‘laughter is the best medicine’. The reason these sayings are so wise is that they carry a great deal of truth in them, so I think it is worth examining […]

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At the IT Tralee St Vincent de Paul Fashion Show were: Jane Guerin, Cynthia Uderji, Helen Locke and Ellen Mangan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Holds Fashion Show For St Vincent de Paul

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

THE IT TRALEE’S St Vincent de Paul Conference hosted a fashion show with a difference on Thursday night. Students from the college modelled clothes sourced from St Vincent de Paul shops from Cork and Kerry. The fashion was held in the Fels Point Hotel and the host for the evening was Radio Kerry’s […]

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PHOTOS: Good Turnout For Annual Recovery Haven Table Quiz

PHOTOS: Good Turnout For Annual Recovery Haven Table Quiz

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

RECOVERY Haven had their sixth annual table quiz on Thursday night in the Brogue Inn. Recovery Haven provide respite care for cancer sufferers and their families. The have recently bought a second house, next door to the main house in Killerisk. “Because of the need, it’s great to have a second […]

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Fitness: We Learned A Lot From Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee

Fitness: We Learned A Lot From Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee

November 20, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Michael  Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee says the legendary Bruce Lee was ahead of his time regarding health and fitness… It been more than 40 years since the passing of the martial artist Bruce Lee, but his name still holds a great respect amongst the fitness community largely due […]

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Zoe’s World: Why Wanting To Get Out Of Here Isn’t A Bad Thing

Zoe’s World: Why Wanting To Get Out Of Here Isn’t A Bad Thing

November 19, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

NOT so long ago, I wrote a little post about what I wanted to do with my future – and if I do say so myself, it was a quite an exact plan. It is true that I know exactly what I want to do with my future and I […]

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Orlagh Winters: My Christmas Gift Tips For The Boys

Orlagh Winters: My Christmas Gift Tips For The Boys

November 18, 2014 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

SO last week I gave you my favourite pressies for the gals that can all be bought locally and this week it is the turn of the boys. If you are stuck to buy the perfect Christmas present for the men in your life then hopefully this will help a […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Impressed By New Stila Range

November 17, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

STILA is the latest No.1  premium brand to be launched by Sam McCauleys. Previously only available in Harvey Nichols, Brown Thomas etc., this brand is always heavily featured and loved by beauty editors worldwide and Victoria Beckham is just one of their celeb super fans. Here are some of their popular […]

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Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’ Part 2

Roger Harty: ‘I Have A Plan’ Part 2

November 16, 2014 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

AS I wrote in my previous article (here), in the area of psychological illness (depression anxiety, panic attacks etc.) I believe many lives have been saved due to medical intervention. However, unfortunately,  I also believe many lives have been lost because adequate attention has not been paid to the other […]

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Fionnuala O'Donovan, Lorraine Hopkins, Sharon Scanlan and Cecelia Kelliher at the Rotary Club Gala Ball in Ballyseede Castle Hotel on Friday  night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rotary Club Holds Annual Gala Ball In Ballyseede Castle

November 15, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a glamorous affair in the Ballyseede Castle Hotel on Friday night as the Tralee Rotary Club held their annual Gala Ball. A different charity is picked to benefit every year and it was Enable Ireland’s Kerry Services who will receive funding from the €80 a head dinner last night. Continued […]

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Fitness: All You Wanted To Know About Carbs

Fitness: All You Wanted To Know About Carbs

November 14, 2014 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Michael Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee talks about carbs and how they can help your exercise regime… Carbohydrates can be a useful energy source for fuelling your workouts and achieving your fitness goals, however they must be treated with a certain degree of caution. Below I will tackle and answer some […]

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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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