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Men’s Shed Association Launches Manual On Dementia Awareness

Men’s Shed Association Launches Manual On Dementia Awareness

July 23, 2021 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

THE Irish Men’s Sheds Association has launched a new manual ‘Your Shed & Dementia’ aimed at raising awareness of the condition, as well as offering advice for “Shedders”, their families and carers on supporting a member with dementia. There is an estimated 941 men living with dementia in Kerry, while […]

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Andrew Morrissey with Bailey.

Me And My Dog: Bailey — The Tiny Diva With A Huge Personality

July 22, 2021 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Radio Kerry’s Andrew Morrissey lives with fiancé Úna and their ‘little baby’ Bailey who has captured their hearts… Why did you decide to get a dog? We were moving back to Kerry in 2014 and spoken about it a few times and then once we were settled we just went […]

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Virgin Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue rallying call for Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser. Photo: Karen Morgan / Lensmen

Call For Kerry People To Take Part In ASI Memory Walk Fundraiser

July 21, 2021 at 11:59 am 0 comments

VIRGIN Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue rallying call for Kerry people to take part in th Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser. The walk, supported by Iceland, is taking place nationwide on Sunday,  September 19 during World Alzheimer’s Month 2021. Alzheimer’s Memory Walk […]

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Pupils in Blennerville NS with Principal Robbie O'Connell and Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching promoting the Irish Life/Athletics Ireland 'Family Mile Challenge'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Families Encouraged To Take Part In ‘Mile Challenge’ Later This Month

June 4, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is encouraging schools to get involved in a healthy initiative for families this month. Irish Life Health has launched the ‘Family Mile Challenge’ with Athletics Ireland to encourage families to get out and get active together. Athletics Ireland National Level 2 Coach, Michelle Greaney, says she would […]

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Tommy, Emma, Niamh, Sophie and Liam Culloty all set for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge.

Take Part In The Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K This Weekend

May 1, 2021 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K is taking place this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. To register for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge visit […]

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Michelle Greaney with the late Jemma O'Shea's sister Josie O'Shea looking forward to the virtual run/walk at Easter.

Take On The 5k/10k Run/Walk To Remember Jemma And Raise Funds For Kerry Hospice

April 1, 2021 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL fitness/strength and conditioning coach is encouraging people to get out and about during the Easter weekend for a great cause. Michelle Greaney is organising the Jemma O’Shea Memorial 5km & 10km Run/Walk in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK between April 1-4 and with the weather […]

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Dr Clare Kambamettu

Kerry Mental Health Association Video To Help Allay Children’s Anxieties

January 8, 2021 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Mental Health Association has teamed up with a well-known clinical psychologist to help to allay the anxiety that children might feel since the Covid-19 lockdown came into effect over Christmas. Ten years after being crowned the Rose of Tralee, Dr. Clare Kambamettu has created a short video to demonstrate […]

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Caroline Corkery and renowned long-distance swimmer Elaine Burrows Dillane promoting the

Beat Lockdown Blues And Help Great Causes With 31 Day January Challenge

December 31, 2020 at 4:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE has never been a better time to do this. With the news that we are now in Lockdown Mk 3, January is looking bleaker than usual this new year. So as well as washing the hands, wearing facemasks and social distancing, keeping the body and mind healthy and building […]

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The festive lighting at Ballygarry House Hotel is always special.

Sponsored: Give The Gift Of Ballygarry House This Christmas

December 18, 2020 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS is always a special time of year — even in these difficult times — and a visit to Ballygarry House Hotel only enhances the festive spirit. The sight that greets you when driving towards the hotel grounds at night is a heartwarming and inviting one, with the spectacular and […]

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Caroline Corkery and renowned long-distance swimmer Elaine Burrows Dillane promoting the

A Great Challenge For A Healthy Start To The New Year

December 18, 2020 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

WE haven’t even begun to tackle the turkey, ham and all the rest of the goodies Christmas brings but it’s also the time of year to think about a healthy start to the new year. And as well as washing the hands, facemarks and social distancing, staying healthy and building […]

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Kerry College Offers Free Programme On Sanitation And Sterilisation In Beauty Salons And Spas

Kerry College Offers Free Programme On Sanitation And Sterilisation In Beauty Salons And Spas

November 19, 2020 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) has announced a new fee-free and fully funded skills development programme focused on sterilisation and sanitation for the Beauty Therapy and Spa industry. Given the ongoing pressures on this sector due to COVID-19, Kerry College and CIDESCO International felt that schools, […]

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Fitness classes are about to commence in the Kerry Sports Academy.

Sponsored: Get Fit For Winter At The Kerry Sports Academy

October 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Sports Academy’s new Autumn timetable is commencing next week from Monday, October 5. The facility is open to the public 7 days a week. Facilities include an aerobics studio, dance studio, gym, hydrotherapy pool and sports hall. There is a wide range of new activities to choose from […]

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PHOTOS: Glamorous Ladies Take Part In Listowel Races Online Best Dressed Competition

September 26, 2020 at 11:52 am 1 comment

SADLY, McElligotts Honda Ladies Day did not take place this year at Listowel racecourse, but there was still an array of style to be viewed online. The directors and sponsors, organised a virtual ladies day on Friday where ladies were invited to celebrate all the fashion and fun of ladies […]

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Orla Diffily will head up the panel of judges for the Virtual Ladies Day later this month.

Great Prizes To Be Won As Listowel Races Ladies Day Goes Online

September 2, 2020 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE the upcoming Listowel Races Harvest Festival will be held behind closed doors later this month, Ladies Day will go ahead online with some great prizes. The McElligotts Honda Ladies Day at the Listowel Harvest Racing Festival is always one of the fashion and social highlights of the year. Although, […]

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Mary Holly, Lorraine, Sebestova, Claire O'Connor, Brenda Lynch and Carmel Foran at the finale of the Born To Run Couch To 5k programme. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Programme Finally Concludes

August 28, 2020 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Born to Run’s hugely popular ‘Couch-to-5k’ programme finally came to a conclusion this week, as its participants completed their 5km graduation runs. The programme started back in January, however just hours before the participants were set to undertake their final graduation run in March, it had to be called off […]

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Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water in Killorglin are (from left): Mary McGrath, Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership and Colette Lawlor, Canoeing Ireland with members of the Canoe Club. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

New Programme Aims To Get ‘Women On The Water’

July 31, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the reopening of our county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new programme designed for women called ‘Kerry’s Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water’. “Kerry’s abundant Waterways provide an ideal environment for people to get outside and get active,” said Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of Kerry Recreation […]

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Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

July 30, 2020 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross is appealing for people to run, walk or cycle 5k in aid of the service on the weekend of August 22/23 and make a donation to their gofundme page. The Tralee branch was recently donated a 132 Mercedes sprinter from NAS (National […]

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People taking part in the Social Cycle in town on Saturday.

Kerry Cycling Campaign Launches Manifesto To Promote Cycling In Towns And Villages

July 27, 2020 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cycling Campaign launched their Regional Cycling Collective Manifesto at a ‘social cycle’ event in Tralee on Saturday afternoon. Launching the manifesto, Anluan Dunne, speaking on behalf of Kerry Cycling Campaign said; “Today, we launch our draft vision document which aims to promote and celebrate everyday cycling in, towns, villages […]

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Sponsored: Treat Yourself To This Special August Offer At Serenity Spa

Sponsored: Treat Yourself To This Special August Offer At Serenity Spa

July 25, 2020 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE award winning Serenity Spa at the The Rose Hotel, has a gorgeous August day spa offer that will ease aching bones and leave your skin glowing. The August Spa offer includes a Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage followed by an Elemis Cleanse & Glow Facial, the perfect summer treat […]

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A Social Cycle With Coffee And Cake In Town This Saturday

A Social Cycle With Coffee And Cake In Town This Saturday

July 24, 2020 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cycling Campaign is hosting an event on Saturday from the Square to get people out on their bikes in a social setting. They are inviting people to join them at 3pm for a ‘social cycle’ followed by coffee, cake and a chat, with all ages and abilities welcome. […]

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Roger Harty: Musings About The Now

Roger Harty: Musings About The Now

July 19, 2020 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

ANYBODY who knows me will know that I am a huge fan of a book called ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle. I can safely say that having become familiar with the book and all the ins and outs about understanding the Now it has changed my life. It […]

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Best Dressed Prizes Awarded For Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day

Best Dressed Prizes Awarded For Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day

July 16, 2020 at 6:27 pm Comments are Disabled

THE winners of the Dawn Milk Virtual Killarney Races Ladies Day 2020 have been announced. Siobhan Wharton, Ballyhar, Killarney, — a psychiatric nurse with the Kerry Mental Health —  was the Best Dressed Lady winner. She wore a white dress from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee and a monochrome hat by the […]

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PHOTOS: See The Stylish Entries For Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day Competitions

July 15, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Dawn Milk Virtual Ladies Day competition has attracted a stunning collection of stylish entries from all over the country, but there’s just a few hours left to get in your photo. The famous fashion event at Killarney Racecourse can’t take place this year of course due to the pandemic, […]

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Launching the run were, in front, Mary Gardiner, Andrea O'Donoghue and Michelle Greaney. At back; Ollie O'Sullivan with Liam, John and Stephen Griffin. Photo: Dermot Crean

Charity Run/Walk To Get People Moving On Bank Holiday Weekend

July 14, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

WITH many running events postponed for the moment, here’s something to look forward to and train for over the coming fortnight. The ‘Kerry Goes Pink For Livie Virtual Run/Walk’ will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with all funds raised going towards the plight of a little lady, […]

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TEAM GEANEY FOR  Gene… Cycle for University Hospital Kerry - ICU
Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, Killarney,  became the name in everyone’s hearts and minds during the  Covid-19 Lockdown in Ireland. Gene contracted the horrific coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at University Hospital Kerry placing him in an induced coma and ventilator to assist in his breathing for 3 months. He remains in hospital today, and is making a slow but steady recovery. 
Fundraiser and cyclist Denis Geaney and his  ‘Team Geaney’ crew are planning to Cycle the Ring of Kerry on Saturday 25 th July 2020, to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department. In line with HSE guidelines recommendations, it will only be members of  Team Geaney’s  crew that  will cycle on the day. They are encouraging people to donate to the Go Fund Me Page. 
To donate please use GoFundMe https://gf.me/u/ygcrtc , from left, Eileen O’Leary, Mike Doherty,  Denis Geaney, Siobhan Tangney, Batt O’Sullivan, Derry Healy, Mike Brosnan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /NO REPRO FEE

‘Team Geaney’ To Cycle Ring Of Kerry For ICU Department At UHK

July 14, 2020 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A RING of Kerry cycle will take place later this month in aid of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department to thank them for taking care of a well-known Kerry man who was seriously ill with COVID-19. Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, contracted coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at […]

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Denise Healy and husband Aidan O'Mahony who are judges in the Dawn Milk Ladies Day Best Dressed competitions.

Enter Virtual Dawn Milk Ladies Day Best Dressed Competitions

July 6, 2020 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the public won’t be able to attend Dawn Milk Ladies Day at Killarney Racecourse this July, there’s still a chance to win cash prizes in virtual best dressed competitions. The Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races is one of the most prestigious fashion events in the social […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

July 5, 2020 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCEPTANCE is one of the most powerful tools that you can have in your psychological welfare arsenal. I discovered this many years ago and I regularly use phrases like ‘it is as it is’ or the infamous teenage phrase of ‘whatever’ much to the chagrin of my family and friends. The […]

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Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

July 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE organisers of The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have launched a #FinishLineFantasy challenge in an effort to further promote cycling and to encourage participants to recreate their own finish on Saturday July 4, marking the original date of the 2020 cycle. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle organisers have […]

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Operations Manager at Kerry Sports Academy, Hazel Byrne.

Kerry Sports Academy Reopens To Public From Monday

June 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sports Academy is re-opening its doors on July 6 with facilities available to the public on a 7 day basis. Customers will need to pre-book all services via a phone app on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure that numbers are controlled to allow for physical distancing within the […]

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Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

June 28, 2020 at 2:59 pm 2 comments

SOME months ago I was out for a meal with a few friends. All was going great until I noticed a large red wine stain on my shirt. Now it was early in the evening and I had no intention of going home to change until suddenly I remembered a […]

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