Articles by: Dermot Crean

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REPORT/PHOTOS: Wexford Hit Kerry FC For Six At Mounthawk Park

May 27, 2023 at 2:23 pm 0 comments

David Moriarty reports on last night’s SSE Airtricity League of Ireland Men’s First Division game at Mounthawk Park… KERRY FC 0–6 WEXFORD FC Kerry FC played their second home game in two weeks on Friday evening against Wexford FC. Kerry came into the fixture after a tough 2-0 loss at […]

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Club Chairperson John Dowling with Hall of Fame Recipient Jimmy Diggins and Club Person of the Year award winner Ann O'Shea. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Magic Night To Honour Tralee Club’s Basketball Stars

May 27, 2023 at 9:06 am 0 comments

IT was an emotional night for a local legend who was honoured at the Tralee Magic Basketball Club Awards on Wednesday. Jimmy Diggins has been involved in basketball in the town for around 55 years and he became the first inductee into the Tralee Magic Hall of Fame, to add […]

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Holly Nic Gabhain, Caoimhe Ní Liatháin, Sadhbh Nic Muiris, Clodagh Ní Bhrádaigh, Caoilfhionn Ní Fhoghlú, Dearbhla Ní Shafrí and Max de Búrca at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation Night at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Farewell To Schooldays As Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Graduate

May 27, 2023 at 9:06 am 0 comments

By Deirdre Ní Chochlán (teacher) AN important chapter in the lives of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí 6th year students came to an end on Thursday evening as they gathered to celebrate their graduation. The occasion was held in the glorious evening sunshine at the new school campus. Students Kiana Breathnach and Philip […]

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Know Your Rights: Registering A Tenancy

Know Your Rights: Registering A Tenancy

May 27, 2023 at 9:05 am 0 comments

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Landlords must register residential tenancies with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB) every year and update the RTB if information about a tenancy changes. The RTB uses this information to […]

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Deirdre Walsh with Maura Sullivan and Mary Shanahan launching the Sunflower Days which take place on June 9/10.

Public Asked To Support Sunflower Days Next Month

May 27, 2023 at 9:04 am 0 comments

RADIO Kerry presenter and Kerry Hospice Ambassador, Deirdre Walsh, launched the local Sunflowers Day appeal yesterday at the Palliative Care Unit at UHK. Sunflower Days take place on June 9/10 and is a huge national fundraiser for so many Hospices. Last year the event raised over €40,000 locally. This event is in […]

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Marley Lyne with Noreen Locke, Charlotte Blake and Bairis Liebins at the Coláiste Gleann Lí Graduation Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Coláiste Gleann Lí Students

May 27, 2023 at 9:04 am 0 comments

IT’S been a busy week at Coláiste Gleann Lí as the academic year comes to a close. The annual school awards were held on Wednesday, while a day later it was time for the sixth year cohort to say farewell to their schooldays at a special graduation ceremony. It was […]

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Sponsored: All You Need To Know About Hair Restoration Treatment

Sponsored: All You Need To Know About Hair Restoration Treatment

May 27, 2023 at 9:02 am 0 comments

Mary O’Donnell of the Cosmetic and Hair Restoration Clinic at the Bon Secours Hospital, answers frequently asked questions by their patients about the hair restoration procedure, one of the most popular procedures at CHRC… How does it work? At CHRC, we are the only healthcare provider in Ireland with the state-of-the-art ARTAS iX robotic hair restoration […]

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Sofia Osman-Avric, Iona Carmody, Abraham Newland, Luke Power, Seán Drummey and Lucy Smith from St John’s Parochial School Tralee are looking forward to the family fun run in the Town Park on Sunday 28th May.

A Family Fun Run In The Park With St John’s Parochial School

May 26, 2023 at 11:24 am 0 comments

PUPILS and staff in St John’s Parochial School Tralee are inviting friends and families from near and far to join them on this Sunday for a family fun run in Tralee Town Park. The aim of the run is to raise funds to build a playground for the children within […]

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Coiste Aiseanna na hÓige Teo were on Thursday night announced as the Kerry Community Awards Overall Winners for 2023. Representatives of the group are pictured here celebrating their big win at the Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Also pictured are Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council John Francis Flynn, Moira Murrell, Chief Executive of Kerry County Council and Bill Morell of The Kerry Community Awards. Photo by Tatyana McGough.

Kerry Community Awards Winners Announced

May 26, 2023 at 11:18 am 0 comments

COISTE Áiseanna na hÓige Teo were announced overall winners of the 2023 Kerry Community Awards at a packed ceremony held in The Rose Hotel in Tralee last night (Thursday). The group, based at Ard Na Gréine in Dingle, is a Family Support Centre and Early Years Facility serving West Kerry. A number […]

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Looking forward to Africa Day celebrations in the Town Park on May 28 were, In front; John Lazuras. Back from left; Ajarat Aneke, Jacqueline Tshikota, Mary Carroll and Sean Lyons of Tralee International Resource Centre, Grace Titus and Teresa Elumelu. Photo by Dermot Crean

Enjoy Africa Day Entertainment This Sunday Afternoon In The Park

May 26, 2023 at 11:16 am 0 comments

TRALEE International Resource Centre (TIRC), Killarney Immigrant Support Centre (KASI) and the African community in Kerry (AFCOM) are celebrating Africa day this Sunday with a big day of celebration in Tralee Town Park. The groups are organising an African party for the entire county which will bring together different African […]

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The building on Mitchels Road which suffered extensive damage in a fire in the early hours of Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fire Causes Damage To Building On The Mitchels Road

May 26, 2023 at 11:02 am 0 comments

A FIRE caused extensive damage to a building on the Mitchels Road last night. Emergency services were called to the area in the early hours of Thursday and the fire service extinguished the blaze. However, the fire gutted the building — which was the former Lockes Shop many years ago. […]

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Attending a photo-call in Listowel to officially launch the new Style Stakes Sunday on 4th of June was Listowel Race Company Chairman David Fitzmaurice, the head judge of the event, international fashion designer, Colin Horgan along with model Tulasi Muralee Dharan from Upfront Model Management. Photo John Kelliher

A Stylish Bank Holiday Weekend In Prospect At Listowel Races

May 26, 2023 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THERE’s just over a week to go until the three-day Listowel Races Summer Festival Meeting from Saturday, June 3rd to Monday the 5th over the June Bank Holiday weekend. Attending a photo-call this week in Listowel to officially launch the new Style Stakes Sunday, June 4 was the head judge […]

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Launching the Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge were pupils joined by Mary Ann Foley, Fionnbar Walsh, Geraldine Behan, Niamh Murphy, Principal Peter Linehan, Jenny Galvin, Rebecca Ryan and Mary Griffin Crowe. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Day Of Fitness And Family Fun At Donal Walsh Spa NS 6K Challenge

May 26, 2023 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THIS Sunday will see hundreds converge on Spa National School for the 2023 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. This year’s event coincides with the tenth anniversary of Donal’s […]

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Sixth year students at the CBS The Green Graduation Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays End With Graduation Day For CBS Sixth Years

May 26, 2023 at 9:47 am 0 comments

IT was a special Thursday for 124 students at CBS The Green, as a graduation day was held to mark the end of their schooldays. It was clear from the decorations in the assembly hall — with its balloon arch and faces of the students on the bunting — and […]

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Organizers Owen O'Shea and Chris Horan join Frankie Gavin to announce Dé Dannan' appearance at Feile Lughnasadh in Milltown on August 5th.

Frankie Gavin And De Dannan For Milltown’s Féile Lughnasadh

May 26, 2023 at 8:38 am 0 comments

INTERNATIONALLY renowned traditional music supremos Frankie Gavin and De Dannan are heading to Milltown this August Bank Holiday Weekend to perform at the Féile Lughnasadh festival. The award-winning band who have been a feature of the Irish music scene for almost 50 years will perform open-air in the Square in […]

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Kerry’s Youth Theatres Together for One Day. Photo M dei Grande.

Youth Theatre Groups To Come Together At Dúchas Centre For Cruinniú Na nÓg Event

May 25, 2023 at 12:15 pm 0 comments

KERRY Local Creative Youth Partnership (LCYP) at Kerry ETB has announced an event as part of Cruinniú na nÓg the national day of child and youth creativity in Ireland. Taking place on Saturday, June 10, at the Dúchas Comhaltas Centre at MTU Tralee, all of Kerry’s Youth Theatres are coming […]

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Billy Ryle: Welcome News For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: Welcome News For Leaving Cert Students

May 25, 2023 at 10:16 am 0 comments

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle has welcomed news that the Leaving Certificate results will be released earlier this year… A bit of good news is always welcome before any big event. That’s exactly what public exam candidates received on Wednesday afternoon when the State Examinations Commission (SEC) announced that the Leaving […]

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Gradam Cultúir Sinsearacha winners Iseult Ní Bhriain, Nia Ní Chiarda, Róisín Ní Mhathúna and Nicole Arefjeva at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí awards on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Holds Annual Awards At New School

May 25, 2023 at 10:03 am 0 comments

THE annual Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Awards took place at the new school building at Clonmore on Tuesday afternoon with a plethora of honours handed out to students. The awards ceremony is a celebration of student’s achievements during the year. Awards recognising sport, culture and the Irish language were only some of those awards received […]

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Sisters Aoife (Junior Sports and Attendance) and Aisling O'Connell (Senior Student of the Year) with teacher Myrna Egan, Principal Liam McGill and Home School Community Liaison Coordinator Maryanne Lowney at the Coláiste Gleann Lí Awards on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating Student Achievement At Coláiste Gleann Lí Annual Awards

May 25, 2023 at 9:41 am 0 comments

THE academic year 2022/2023 was another strong year of growth for Coláiste Gleann Lí post-primary school and this was celebrated on Wednesday morning. In congratulating the students, the Principal of the school Mr. Liam McGill outlined the great strides the school has made in the area of Science, Technology, Maths, […]

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Rebecca O'Connor as Tina Turner.

Renowned Tina Turner Tribute Act Set For Tralee Date On June Bank Holiday Weekend

May 25, 2023 at 9:27 am 0 comments

WITH news of the passing of the great Tina Turner yesterday, local fans will have a chance to hear her music performed live by a renowned tribute act in the coming weeks. Siamsa Tíre will host ‘Rebecca O’Connor as Tina Turner — Simply The Best’ on Sunday, June 4, while she’ll […]

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Tralee Hotels Make Best Of The Best Tripadvisor List

Tralee Hotels Make Best Of The Best Tripadvisor List

May 24, 2023 at 7:31 pm 0 comments

TRALEE hotels feature prominently is the latest Tripadvisor list of Travellors Choice, ‘Best of the Best’ Hotels in Ireland. The Meadowlands Hotel is at No.6, Ballygarry Estate at No.10 and Manor West Hotel at No.11. Other Kerry hotels to feature in the Top 25 list are the Muckross Park Hotel and […]

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Richard Sharp and Shane O'Connor of the Seriously Sound Food Co.

Tralee Men’s Product To Be Featured On RTE Show This Thursday

May 24, 2023 at 7:12 pm 0 comments

THE Tralee-based Seriously Sound Food Co. will see its product featured on RTE’s ‘Today’ show this Thursday. Owned by Tralee men Richard Sharp and Shane O’Connor the company which makes plant-based meat alternatives, will see their Seriously Sound Plant-Based Chicken championed as part of the daily food slot with Daithi […]

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St Brendan's Park Women's Social Soccer Team.

St Brendan’s Park FC To Host Charity Soccer Blitz

May 24, 2023 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

ST Brendan’s Park FC’s Women’s Social Soccer team are hosting a charity 7-a-side soccer blitz in aid of ADAPT Kerry Women’s Refuge and Support Services on Saturday, May 27 with the first match kicking off at 10am. Entry to Christy Leahy Park on the day will be €5 with free […]

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Currow National School were winners of the START 2023 competition in University of Galway.

Currow NS Wins National START Competition

May 24, 2023 at 10:30 am 0 comments

CURROW National School were overall winners of the START Trophy 2023 at an event in the University of Galway recently. Three primary schools who used scientific methods to answer questions about well-being, education and fitness in the classroom, took part in the event. Organised by the Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research […]

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Pictured at the launch of The Lee Strand 550 – Comfort for Chemo Evening at the Dogs and getting ready to celebrate with their Lee Stand Milk are Declan Dowling, Kingdom Greyhound Stadium; Mikey Sheehy and Mary Fitzgerald, Comfort for Chemo Kerry; John O’Keeffe, Teresa Walker & Gearóid Linnane, Lee Strand.

Lee Strand Supports Comfort For Chemo Kerry With Night At The Dogs Fundraiser

May 24, 2023 at 10:08 am 0 comments

LEE Strand has joined forces with Comfort for Chemo Kerry for this year’s annual Lee Strand 550 night at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on this Friday, May 26. The support of Lee Strand will allow Comfort for Chemo Kerry to generate much needed funds with all admissions, auction, raffle, restaurant […]

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Churchill GAA juvenile teams sponsors gathered at their grounds on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Churchill GAA Thanks Sponsors Of Juvenile Teams

May 24, 2023 at 9:52 am 0 comments

CHURCHILL GAA has thanked its juvenile club sponsors for their continued support of the club. The sponsors of the boys and girls teams from Under 5 to Under 18 level gathered at the club grounds at Churchill on Sunday. Over the past number of years, the Juvenile academy has gone from strength […]

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Tralee Golf Club News

Tralee Golf Club News

May 24, 2023 at 9:31 am 0 comments

21/5/23 Fourball Whites – Sponsor Billy Naughton Volvo 1. Jack Murphy/Brian O Sullivan      46 pts 2. Paul Stephenson/Mark Stephenson   45 pts 3. Tom Moore/Kevin Rolls             44 pts 32 cards processed Green Tees  – Sponsor Billy Naughton Volvo 1. Philip O Sullivan/Brian Lennon   45 pts 2. Sean Mc Carthy/Sean Reidy        42 pts 8 cards […]

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Minister for Education, Norma Foley, officially launched the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Research Project at Kerry College Clash Campus - pictured with the minister :Grainne Ní Choirc Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí , Paddy Walsh (Causeway), Adam Wolinski and Brendan Bearss (Killarney)
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Kerry Education and Training Board Launch Ireland’s first cross-sectoral collaboration between Primary, Post Primary, and Further Education with Trinity College School of Education.

On Monday 22nd May, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, officially launched the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Research Project at Kerry College Clash Campus. The project, spearheaded by Jean Reale, a PhD research candidate with Trinity College School of Education and Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB), aims to implement UDL across the educational journeys of all learners in Ireland, irrespective of their academic ability. This two-year study marks the first cross-sectoral collaboration between primary, post primary, and further education and training (FET) in Ireland to look at implementing Universal Design for Learning.

Launching the project Minister for Education Norma Foley, TD, said “Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for enhancing student experiences by placing the student voice at the centre of the learning environment.  UDL takes a proactive approach to learning environments ensuring that students learn in ways that are best suited to their individual needs. 

“I would like to congratulate Jean Reale, the PhD research candidate with Trinity College School of Education, and Kerry ETB for their outstanding work in this field.”  

"The Universal Design for Learning framework provides pathways to meet the challenges in teaching and learning environments while capitalising on the diverse talents of students.

"It promotes the development of expert learners who can assess their own needs, monitor their progress, and sustain their interests and effort during learning tasks," said Ann O'Dwyer, Director of Schools Youth and Music.

Designed and developed by Jean Reale in collaboration with Jeremy Wrenn, 28 teaching staff, and senior management from across Kerry ETB. UDL brings numerous benefits to the student, learners, and educators, within Kerry ETB. It ensures increased access and participation, fosters improved learning outcomes, reduces stigma by acknowledging unique needs, and enhances student engagement by tailoring learning experiences to individual preferences and interests.

Speaking about the project, the Principal of Kerry College Stephen Goulding, expressed, "The Universal Design for Learning Champions Project in Kerry ETB is a ground-breaking initiative that seeks to capture the lived experience of teachers and management in implementing UDL. It aims to empower educators while maintaining high expectations for all learners."

The project's outcomes will consist of an implementation roadmap document based on the study's data and findings, to be rolled out across Kerry ETB and made available nationally to schools and colleges under a creative commons license. Additionally, support materials will be made available to primary and post primary schools to facilitate planning for UDL as part of the school self-evaluation process and the Looking at Our Schools (LAOS) Quality Framework. These materials will be developed to aid the establishment of a UDL School Flag program, assisting primary and post-primary schools in implementing UDL principles and promoting student agency in their learning.

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The Universal Design for Learning Research Project stands as a significant step towards creating inclusive and equitable education environments in Ireland. 
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About Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that promotes the design of flexible and inclusive learning environments, accommodating the diverse needs of all learners. It emphasizes multiple means of engagement, representation, action, and expression, allowing students to learn in ways best suited to their individual needs.

Kerry ETB

Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) was established on 1st July 2013 under the Education and Training Boards Act 2013, as an amalgamation of the former County Kerry Vocational Education Committees. The Further Education and Training (FET) Act 2013 came into effect in July 2013. The Act established SOLAS with responsibility for the planning, funding and coordination of the FET services. Kerry ETB is a corporate structure that is made up of a democratically appointed Board and a management team. Kerry ETB is a geographically dispersed organisation with 38 premises throughout the county, providing Primary and Post-Primary Education, Further Education and Training (including Apprenticeships) and Outdoor Education. Kerry ETB also delivers courses in non-Kerry ETB premises in communities throughout the county.
Kerry ETB provides Education and Training opportunities to over 13,000 learners annually. Currently, Kerry ETB employs circa 1,300 staff working in various locations throughout County Kerry. Kerry ETB, in partnership with its members, staff and stakeholders are committed to creating and promoting the development of a lifelong learning society in Kerry, so that all who live there have access to the education and training required to fulfil their potential and meet their personal, social, cultural, economic and civic needs and desires. Kerry ETB’s core values centre on ensuring that every person has the right to access education and training opportunities to realise their potential. These core values are Respect, Quality, Inclusion, Equality and Learning. These values underpin the 5-year Sustainability Strategy developed under Section 27 of the Education and Training Board Act 2013.
Kerry ETB is a provider for SOLAS for the National Craft Apprenticeship Programmes. The services provided by Kerry ETB also include Primary level education in three Community National Schools and PostPrimary level education in eight Post-Primary Schools. Kerry ETB is also a committed provider of Youth Services, Creative Programmes and Music Programmes through the Youth Function, Local Creative Youth Partnership and Music Generation Initiative respectively. In 2019, Kerry ETB established first in the country, fully integrated College of Further Education and Training with five campuses across the county. FET provision is delivered across circa 23 centres in total, delivered in 10 towns countywide.
As a statutory agency, Kerry ETB holds the responsibility for the delivery of education and training services in Kerry. These programmes focus on raising the standard of education of all adults in the context of economic growth and the sustainability and development of communities. Kerry ETB is a provider for SOLAS for the National Craft Apprenticeship Programmes and delivers a range of programmes, including programmes aimed at providing learners with the required knowledge, skills and competence to progress to employment in the engineering sector

Minister Launches Collaborative UDL Research Project At Kerry College Clash Campus

May 24, 2023 at 9:23 am 0 comments

KERRY Education and Training Board has launched Ireland’s first cross-sectoral collaboration between Primary, Post Primary, and Further Education with Trinity College School of Education. On Monday, the Minister for Education, Norma Foley, officially launched the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Research Project at Kerry College Clash Campus. The project, spearheaded […]

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Kerry-Based Chocolatier A Finalist At National Enterprise Awards

Kerry-Based Chocolatier A Finalist At National Enterprise Awards

May 23, 2023 at 2:56 pm 0 comments

A CHOCOLATIER business from Bonane, Kenmare has been selected as one of the finalists for the National Enterprise Awards that take place next month. Lorge Chocolatier will represent Local Enterprise Office Kerry at the prestigious awards that take place on June 1 in the Round Room at the Mansion House […]

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Sponsored: Special Clarins Event At CH Tralee This Wednesday

Sponsored: Special Clarins Event At CH Tralee This Wednesday

May 23, 2023 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

AN engaging  interactive beauty event hosted by Clarins and Mary O’Donnell, Beauty Expert, in CH Tralee will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, May 24 at 6.30pm. Master how to create the perfect beauty ritual for yourself at home. Achieve flawless and glowing skin by learning tips and tricks on how to […]

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