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Talkabout with Deirdre Walsh. Monday to Friday – 1:30 to 2:30. We will feature a selection of items from Talkabout here.

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Tralee Musical Society

Tralee Musical Society

Deidre attended a rehearsal from the Tralee Musical Society about their upcoming new show “Children of Eden”. She spoke with Oliver Hurley and cast members about the upcoming production.

Smartphones in Schools

Smartphones in Schools

Education Minister Richard Bruton is to send a circular about student phone use to all secondary schools in Ireland. Deidre Spoke with Donal O’Reilly vice principal of Killorglin Community College about how they tackle student phone use.

Nightmare Train Journey

Nightmare Train Journey

Mags Kissane from Tralee had a journey to remember travelling on the train from Mallow to Tralee on Easter Sunday, Two men were removed off the Train by Gardai, while drunk female passengers intimated other passengers. Deidre spoke with Mags about her ordeal.

Medical Matters

Medical Matters

Dr Alan Mulgrew, Consultant Respiratory Physician at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee answers your medical queries.

Between the covers

Between the covers

Librarian Mairead Costelloe spoke to Deirdre on the show today about book recommendations for Christmas.

Are we still putting the wrong stuff in our recycling bins?

Are we still putting the wrong stuff in our recycling bins?

We're still putting the wrong things into the recycling bin, according to Oonagh O'Connor who is Environmental Awareness Officer with Kerry County Council. She spoke to Deirdre today about the tips she has on how to recycle properly and how to cut down on Christmas waste.

Slimming Wold

Slimming Wold

Deirdre spoke to Tralee Woman, Catherine Wall, who lost an amazing 7 stone in weight. She told us her story.

South Doc

South Doc

Dr Eamon Shanahan and Dr Garry Stack were here to tell us all we need to know about the South Doc service over the Christmas period.

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

Ahead of the Winter Solstice tomorrow. Deirdre spoke to Micheal O'coilean about a Winter solstice event due to take place in Lispole tomorrow.

Talkabout Book Club

Talkabout Book Club

Colman Quirke gives us his best pick when it comes to books to buy for Chirldren this Christmas on the last day of our Talkabout Book Club.

ISPCC

ISPCC

Sarah Hughes is a Childline volunteer for the last 6 years and she was telling us about the important work childline does especially at Christmas.

Beauty Matters

Beauty Matters

Mary O'Donnell gives us her gift suggestions for her from him this Christmas and gives her 2017 favourites.

Parenting advice

Parenting advice

Joan Barrett was in to give us the top 10 parenting tips to get you through Christmas.

Open Christmas Day

Open Christmas Day

Rathmore publican Jeff Gordon embodies the true spirit of Christmas as he is opening the doors of his pub on Christmas Day to anybody who wants a bit of company and a free Christmas Dinner.

HR Suite

HR Suite

Caroline McEnery from the HR suite has another top 10 for us as she gives the top 10 for HR for 2018 for both employers and employees.

Cromane Community

Cromane Community

Roisin O'Shea spoke to Deirdre about how a community in Cromane has given invaluable help to diabetes sufferers in Kerry.

Move Ireland

Move Ireland

Move Ireland which helps men who are victims of domestic abuse has set up a branch in Kerry and to tell us more about it is Stephen Elvins and Teresa Moriarty.

Why you need the flu vaccine NOW

Why you need the flu vaccine NOW

Deirdre spoke to Boots pharmacist in Deerpark, Killarney, Donal O'Connor about why it is important to get the flu vaccine now.

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Danny Leane is in the studio for the last time this year to talk about Atir Shapewear and talk's clothes for Gifts. He also speaks to Deirdre about shopping in the sales and what to keep an eye out for.

Christmas dinner in hotels

Christmas dinner in hotels

Mike in Dublin is planning on spending Christmas in Kerry. He said he phoned around the hotels but couldn't find anywhere doing Christmas dinners. Restaurant owner Paul Treyvaud responds to the comment.

Between the covers

Between the covers

Maire Logue and Elizabeth Dunne were in studio today to talk about books on the market this Christmas and also talk about Listowel Writers week in 2018.

Medical Matters

Medical Matters

Dr Eamon Shanahan talks about mental health issues as well as answering your general medical queries.

Christmas storylines in soaps

Christmas storylines in soaps

Why are soaps getting so depressing at Christmas? One listener thinks the writers need to make more of an effort to make happier storylines. Soap fan Carmel Russell spoke to Deirdre on the show today.

Eulogies

Eulogies

Are Eulogies really necessary at funerals? Well Journalist Damien O'Reilly has written about this and is clear he doesn't want one at his funeral. He spoke to Deirdre earlier.

Colaiste Gleann Li CD

Colaiste Gleann Li CD

Colaiste Gleann Li students were in studio today with Vice-principle Liam McGill and teacher Maryanne Lowney to talk about the launch of a CD they produced for the ISPCC.

The 12 pubs of Christmas

The 12 pubs of Christmas

Eunan McKinney, head of Advocacy with Alcohol Action Ireland, spoke to Deirdre about the chaos it brings with it and is it really a time to put a stop to it?

Cooking with Mark

Cooking with Mark

Mark Doe is with us for the last time this year to answers your questions and gives us tips on what to make for Christmas lunch and tips and tricks to make it easier for us.

Music Therapy

Music Therapy

Siobhan Walsh from Listowel spoke to us about how singing helped her get back on her feet after suffering from Breast Cancer. She was joined by her bandmates Matt Dean and Ian O'Sullivan to perform a few Christmas carols in studio.

Waiting to see a doctor

Waiting to see a doctor

Are you finding it difficult to get to see a doctor over the past few weeks? We have had numerous texts, calls and emails about to matter so Deirdre spoke to Chair of the IMO's GP committee, Dr Padraig McGarry about it.

Headstone Sizes

Headstone Sizes

Deirdre spoke to Cllr Brendan Cronin who says it's disrespectful that some families are blatantly flouting the bye-laws when it comes to the size of erecting a headstone.

The Cork Simon Community

The Cork Simon Community

Rachel Stevenson, head of the fundraising at Cork Simon Community spoke to Deirdre about how the Simon community are sending Christmas Cards and packages that you may receive in the post.

Nutritional advice

Nutritional advice

Anne Darcy talks to us about the healthier options to consider over the festive season. She also answers any nutritional based queries you may have.

Dreading Christmas

Dreading Christmas

Junior Locke from St Vincent De Paul responds to a letter Deirdre got about a listener who is dreading Christmas this year.

Smoky Coal

Smoky Coal

Deirdre spoke to climatologist John Sweeny on the recent statement that from 2019 on you won’t be allowed to burn Smokey coal and also how it can have an impact on our health.

Medical Matters | Orthopaedics

Medical Matters | Orthopaedics

Dr Eamon was joined by orthopaedic surgeon Eimear Conroy to talk about orthopaedics and answers your questions.

Gaisce award

Gaisce award

Deirdre spoke to Evelyn Dore from Tralee who is being presented a Gaisce gold in Dublin Castle this afternoon.

Festive interior advice

Festive interior advice

Ruth O'Grady joins Deirdre for the last time this year to talk about decoriting your house this Christmas.

Blennerville NS Green committee

Blennerville NS Green committee

Children from the Green Committee in Blennerville national school have been invited to address Global speakers at a Marine Environment conference in Limerick tomorrow. Deirdre spoke to them earlier.

Begging on the streets of Kerry.

Begging on the streets of Kerry.

Deirdre spoke to Councillors Donal Grady and Terry O'Brien on the subject of beggars popping up on the streets in Tralee and Killarney.

Muzzy the rapper

Muzzy the rapper

Deirdre spoke to British rapper Christian 'Muzzy' Foley who has become an internet sensation and appeared on TV shows like Good Morning Britain and Oprah. His Grandparents all came from Kerry.

Fr William King

Fr William King

Deirdre spoke to Fr William King from Kilflynn on his new Book that addressed the demise of vocations in Ireland.

Ask the Podiatrist

Ask the Podiatrist

Ask the podiatrist is a new feature on the show with podiatrist Anna Marie Hogan. She spoke about various foot related conditions as well as answering any questions you have about your feet.

Christmas shopping for the man in your life

Christmas shopping for the man in your life

Deirdre went around Radio Kerry asking the men in the building what they want for Christmas and do they feel that what they get is really what they want.

Tricia O'Connor

Tricia O'Connor

Tralee artist Tricia O'Connor is involved in an unusual art challenge to be held in Killarney tomorrow. She spoke to Deirdre about it on today's show.

Intro matchmaking Dating Slot | November Part 2

Intro matchmaking Dating Slot | November Part 2

Fergal Harrington from www.intro.ie & www.arealkeeper.ie discusses the fear of rejection

Citizens Advice | November

Citizens Advice | November

Mary Grandfield talks to us about taxation and entitlements in this month's citizens advice feature.

Business Guru

Business Guru

Deirdre spoke to Moira Ni Ghallachoir, a Donegal woman who transformed her native village in the middle of the recession, ahead of her heading to Dingle to talk to people involved in tourism.

Veterinary advice

Veterinary advice

Danny O'Sullivan joined Deirdre in our Killarney Studio to talk about how to look after your pets this winter as well as answering your questions.

Food preparation conditions

Food preparation conditions

Food Preparation Conditions - A listener got in touch telling us how when he was getting a sandwich at a deli, the assistant was coughing and sneezing all over the place. Subsequently he dumped it after buying it. Deirdre spoke to Helen Crowley from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.

Kerry Hospice Open day

Kerry Hospice Open day

Andrea O'Donoghue, PRO, and Mari O'Connell, Director of Nursing at the new inpatient unit spoke to Deirdre about the upcoming open day for the Kerry Hospice.

Mindfulness CD

Mindfulness CD

Deirdre spoke to Susan Fitzgerald who has recently made a new CD to help people going through grief.

A Royal wedding

A Royal wedding

It's official. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged and are due to get married next year despite only dating for less than 18 months. The question is, is that too short of an engagement. Deirdre spoke to relationships expert Tony Moore.

Ask the Dentist

Ask the Dentist

This month Colm O'Loughlin talks about dental implants and how they can help you.

Dairymaster Careers roadshow

Dairymaster Careers roadshow

Dairymaster are holding a careers roadshow this week and plan on recruiting 40 people in the New Year. Dr Edmund Harty CEO of Dairymaster spoke to Deirdre on the show today.

Play Therapist Lorraine O'Hanlon

Play Therapist Lorraine O'Hanlon

'Play Therapist Lorraine O'Hanlon'

Children on the railway line

Children on the railway line

One of our listeners got in touch to talk about something she witnessed while tidying her garden.

Shoud we stop changing the clocks?

Shoud we stop changing the clocks?

Sean Kelly reckons the 'Clock change' could be scrapped in the next 2 years and the campaign for this is growing in Europe. He spoke to Deirdre on the topic.

Human Resources

Human Resources

Caroline McEnery discusses all things you need to know about the recruitment process.

AXA roadshow

AXA roadshow

Ann Tydings from north Kerry lost her son Padraig on this day 13 years ago in a road traffic accident. Ann spoke to Deirdre on the show today ahead of her speaking at the AXA roadshow in Killarney today.

Christmas Movies in Tralee

Christmas Movies in Tralee

Omniplex cinemas across Ireland, including Tralee, are going to start screening classic Christmas Movies this Christmas. Matthew Green took to the streets to find out what your favourite Christmas movies are and Deirdre spoke to Shauna Crawley, marketing and Loyalty Manager at Omniplex cinemas.

Parenting advice with Joan Barrett

Parenting advice with Joan Barrett

Joan talks about giving your children jobs and how to get him or her to help out around the house.

Young people in Kerry not on the electoral register

Young people in Kerry not on the electoral register

James Doorly, Deputy Directpr of the National Youth Council of Ireland spoke to Deirdre on why so many young people in Kerry are not on the electoral register.

Sister Fiachra Nutty

Sister Fiachra Nutty

A new book 'A year in the Life of Glencairn Abbey' features pictures by Killarney woman Valerie O'Sullivan. Well one Sister featured in the photographs is Sister Fiachra Nutty and she spoke to Deirdre today.

Carpark Mayhem

Carpark Mayhem

A listener asks why do people completely ignore the rules of the road and common courtesy when it comes to driving in supermarket carparks. Derek Rusk from Manor west Retail park and Shopping centre spoke to Deirdre on the topic.

Unexpected Bouquet

Unexpected Bouquet

Tralee florist Leona Fitzmaurice joined Deirdre in Studio to discuss why a number of people in Tralee will receive an unexpected bouquet of flowers next week.

Zest for Life

Zest for Life

Siobhan Dalton talks to Deirdre about Kids health and their allergies, how to spot them and what you can do to help build their immune system.

Between the covers

Between the covers

Liz Dunne from writer's week talks about upcoming literacy events and ideal books for a Christmas gift.

Woman being ignored

Woman being ignored

Margaret gets in touch to complain about being ignored in a hardware shop, while the assistant spoke directly to her husband. Annemarie Harte CEO of Hardware Association Ireland spoke to Deirdre about the matter.

Medical Matters

Medical Matters

Deirdre was joined in studio today by Dr Eamon Shanahan and Pharmacist Eoin Daly from Kennelly's Pharmacy in Tralee to discuss the use and misuse of over the counter medicines.

The Showband era

The Showband era

A new book on the showband era in Ireland and includes lots of Kerry locations including various Kerry bands. Co-author PJ Cunningham spoke to Deirdre today.

Beautiful North Kerry

Beautiful North Kerry

An art exhibition entitled 'Beautiful North Kerry' by artist Bob Scott from Ballyduff spent months cycling around North Kerry, Sketching and drawing the landscape.

Body Positivity and Bikini Karaoke!

Body Positivity and Bikini Karaoke!

Marian O’Flaherty speaks to actor, comedian and vlogger Ríona O’Connor, originally from Tralee now living in the UK, about her viral video ‘Bikini Karaoke’ which has amassed over half a million views online:

‘Ultra Vision’ and ‘Tractor Safe Lock’; Killorglin’s innovators of the future honoured at national level

‘Ultra Vision’ and ‘Tractor Safe Lock’; Killorglin’s innovators of the future honoured at national level

20 projects from all over the country qualified from the regional SciFest competitions held in the Institutes of Technology during the year.  Seven projects qualified from a Boston Scientific shortlisting also so 27 projects qualified in total. Killorglin Community College was the only Kerry school to qualify again this year for the third year in succession and the only school in the finals to have TWO projects qualifying. Transition Year student Timothy McGrath with his project ‘Ultra Vision’ which uses co

The Value of Volunteerism: ‘Friends From Ireland’

The Value of Volunteerism: ‘Friends From Ireland’

Anne Marie Spillane (Castlegregory) and Kevin Hillard (Dingle) join Marian O’Flaherty in studio to talk about their experience volunteering with ‘Friends From Ireland’ in Kenya:

Kerry’s Junior Eurovision star Sinéad Carr

Kerry’s Junior Eurovision star Sinéad Carr

The very talented Sinéad Carr and her father Bryan joined Marian O’Flaherty in studio today about Sinéad reaching the final of Junior Eurovision Éire, which will be broadcast this Sunday night on TG4 at 8pm.

Dáil Bar

Dáil Bar

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Tomás Mac an tSaoir

Tomás Mac an tSaoir

Marian was in for Deirdre today and she spoke to West Kerry man Tomás Mac an tSaoir on cycling across the United States last year and also his new challenge of cycling the length of Africa in aid of the Donal Walsh Foundation.

Cooking with Mark

Cooking with Mark

Mark Doe was in studio today putting together and talking about festive finger food ideas ideal for having friends over this Christmas.

Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

Matthew Green took to the streets to ask the people of Tralee about when they put their decorations up and how soon is too soon?

Holidays

Holidays

Aine O'Donoghue from Torc Travel speaks to Deirdre on why Kerry people going on foreign holidays have more options than ever when it comes to flying out of Kerry.

Fertility

Fertility

Dr. Tim Dineen from the Waterstone fertility clinic in Cork speaks about two upcoming seminars being held in Tralee next week on male and female infertility.

Circus animals

Circus animals

Cllr Niall Kelliher speaks about his views on banning non domestic animals in Irish circuses.

Big plans for Listowel

Big plans for Listowel

Former Kerry footballer Stephen Stack joined Deirdre in Studio to talk about the launch of Listowel Business and Community alliance.

Fashion Fix

Fashion Fix

Danny Leane talks tights, winter scarves, boots and reveals more about the Talkabout tea party.

Flowers

Flowers

Tralee Florist Suzanne Raggett talks to Deirdre ahead of the Talkabout tea party.

Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar

After being Taoiseach for 6 months, Matthew Green took to the streets to ask people what they think of Leo as a person.

AWARE

AWARE

The AWARE Relatives and Friends Programme is coming to Kerry this month. It's all about providing support for the loved ones of people with mental health illnesses. Director of services, Brid O'Meara, spoke to Deirdre about it.

Sliabh Luachra Music Trail

Sliabh Luachra Music Trail

As part of the Creative Ireland Initiative, a series of lectures are being held in Sliabh Luachra. PJ Tehan spoke to Deirdre about it.

Chip portions

Chip portions

TJ O'Connor, a senior lecture of culinary arts at ITT sheds some light on the recent scandal of a woman who was served 6 chips in a restaurant in Liverpool.

Ladies who lift

Ladies who lift

Ladies who lift is a seminar at the Gleneagle hotel in Killarney on November 18th. Leanne Moore and Siobhan Oh are the organisers and tell us more about the seminar.

Interiors advice with Ruth O'Grady

Interiors advice with Ruth O'Grady

Ruth talks about getting organised for Christmas by the means of a week by week guide as well as answering your questions.

Cup Levy

Cup Levy

Deirdre spoke to Mick Harkin, owner of the Daily Grind in Tralee, about the imposed levy to be put on disposable cups.

Berlin

Berlin

John Griffin, County tourism officer, talks about the delegation party from Kerry who went to Berlin with regards to the new Kerry to Berlin route.

School Bus

School Bus

What memories do you have of the school bus? Well Bus Eireann are gathering memories from people and are running a competition to celebrate 50 years of running school buses.

Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s

Vanessa Bradbury talks to Deirdre about a new media campaign to help people better understand Dementia.

Can't Sleep

Can't Sleep

With the majority of Kerry not being able to sleep at night, what simple solutions might be able to help? Deirdre spoke to Anne O'Donnell from the cosceim centre in Tralee.

Intro Matchmaking

Intro Matchmaking

Fergal Harrington discusses why and how your exes are hampering your chances of meeting somebody new.

Knitting

Knitting

Why is knitting so huge in Ireland over the past few years? Well Deirdre spoke to Events Director of the Knitting and Stitching show which will be on in the RDS next week.

Chernobyl Children

Chernobyl Children

Deirdre meets with three Kerry people just back from a life changing trip to Belarus to meet the families of the children who came with them back in July.

Nutritional Advice with Anne Darcy

Nutritional Advice with Anne Darcy

Anne discusses all the benefits eating fish has on us.