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Kerry’s Country Music king has song written about his life

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COUNTRY KING: Dermot Moriarty has been playing other artists records, on the radio for 30 years - now he as a song written about his lifetime as a radio star.

 

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By Sean Moriarty

Local radio star Dermot Moriarty will be the subject of a new Country Music song to mark his 30th year as a broadcaster and it will be performed by Country Music legend Declan Nerney.

The renowned Radio Kerry DJ, one of the most influential Country Music DJs in the country, will next month celebrate 30 years as the presenter of 'Sounds Country'.

Prior to this he was a member of several local Country Music bands including 'The Kerry Cowboys'.

In a lifetime dedicated to Country Music, Dermot has put many an artist on the road to stardom through airtime on his popular music show and organising Country Music festivals all over Kerry and beyond.

Now with his special anniversary on the horizon, some of those now famous artists wanted to repay the local legend and have recorded a song called ‘Kerry’s Country King’.

The song was written by Billy Morrissey, one of Ireland’s best-known country musicians, song writers and music festival organisers.

County Longford-born Declan Nerney was one of the many artists that Dermot helped get established. This week he finished recording ‘Kerry’s Country King’ and it will go an general release in the next week or so.

“I am really excited about it,” Dermot told the Killarney Advertiser. “I have helped so many over the years, some forget about you as they move up the ladder but two of the biggest names in Irish Country Music have come together on this. When Billy first rang me and told me he was writing a song I was having second thoughts, but now everybody needs to get practicing as we are going singing a song.”

'Kerry’s Country King'

There’s a man in County Kerry
Moriarty is his name
A man of many talents
and a DJ of great fame.
He plays great country music
Ballads and Ceilí
For thirty years on Radio
A friend to you and me.

Chorus:
So here’s to you Dermot
May you reign for thirty more
Just keep the music going
you’ve knowledge in great store.
When they write the book of Country
And Irish music fame
Proudly with the finest
Will be written your own name.

Verse 2.
He plays the best of Music
He has listeners far and wide,
From Dingle to Killarney and many a place beside,
All listening to “Sounds Country”
In houses big and small,
At home or far across the sea
They hear the music call.

Chorus:
So here’s to you Dermot
May you reign for thirty more...

Verse 3.
He plays Big Tom and Margo,
Philomena and Ray too,
Daniel, Nathan, Trudi,
DJ and his Kerry Blues,
Mike Denver, TR Dallas
George Jones and Haggard too
Gene Watson and Johnny Cash
And “Folsom Prison Blues”

Chorus:
So here’s to you Dermot
May you reign for thirty more....

Verse 4.
“Okie from Muskogee” and the “Streets of Bakersfield”,
“I know that you Know”
“The Gambler” and “The Deal “
All these songs and stories
that makes our lifes complete,
Thank you for the music
We’re “Walking down Happy Street”

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Taking care of your skin at home

By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio In Part 2 of taking care of your skin at home it’s important to do the following steps after cleansing, toning […]

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By Jill O’Donoghue from Killarney Toning and Beauty Studio

In Part 2 of taking care of your skin at home it’s important to do the following steps after cleansing, toning and exfoliating your face, neck and décolleté.

Serums, eye creams and moisturisers: Moisturising provides a protective layer to the skin that locks in moisture and keeps skin hydrated. This hydration is what gives your skin a smooth and luminous appearance. This is the step in your skincare routine you don’t want to skip. We always apply the serum closest to the skin as it’s water based and needs to be absorbed on the deepest layer of the skin; the basal layer which is the active layer. It’s where the collagen and elastin start to grow and move up towards the surface of the skin. The more hyaluronic acid, peptides, ribose, and active ingredients in your serums the better. We need to keep our fibroblasts, melanocytes healthy as they are the source of plump, juicy skin.

An eye cream to me is the most important cream as the eye area is a place that doesn’t have any sebaceous glands (oil gland). These glands help remove old skin cells, keep the skin lubricated and prevent tissues drying out. Therefore, for me, I always use an eyelid lifting serum, eye cream in the night time and eye roll-on gel in the morning. Our eyes can make us look older than we are so it’s important to look after them. It’s very important not to go too close to the eye when applying creams as the skin is very thin. A little bit often makes a big difference.

When applying your serum and cream rub upwards and outwards; be careful not to tug the delicate skin around the eyes.

Apply SPF all year round, it’s the most important step in preventing skin cancer and keeps your skin healthy as you age. Protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays helps maintain a healthy youthful visage. However, it’s important to remember the best form of sun block is to keep your face in the shade.

With all skincare routines, it’s important to keep it consistant. Do it twice a day every day and follow with monthly facials. Your skin is the largest organ on the body. This means that it’s important to take good care of it.

For more information, or to book a skin consultation or facial, call Jill on 064 6632966.

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What do we mean by ‘Employability’?

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, a member of the Kerry Branch of IGC and a career consultant at www.mycareerplan.ie. Follow @mycareerplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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By Niamh Dwyer, Guidance Counsellor

According to experts in the area of career development, the term ‘employability’ refers to a set of achievements that makes graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations.

This in turn benefits themselves, the workforce, the community and the economy. At this stage in the year Leaving Cert students are well into the process of trying to decide what step they want to take next. It is a daunting task for many of you because of the variety of choices available and the challenge for young people at 17 or 18 years of age to really know what career they might like. It is important to remember that you aren’t choosing a career for life, you are taking the next step and you will be building on that as your career develops. A big concern for many students and parents is whether they will get a job at the end of their chosen course or pathway. While we have some indications of where there will be skills shortages in the short to medium term, the jobs market is subject to change.

PATHWAY

One thing we can be sure of is that, regardless of what pathway you take after the Leaving Cert, be that Further Education courses (FET), traineeships, apprenticeships or university courses, on completion of your training and education you will want to be ‘employable’. In simple terms ‘employability’ depends on your knowledge (what you know) your skills (what you do with what you know) and your attitude (how you approach things). As you research the various options open to you after you finish school, remember you are heading into a working world that values transferable skills which include specialist knowledge in the subject, field of study or technical area you have chosen to follow. It also places huge emphasis on having the ability to analyse, evaluate and use information effectively to problem-solve and to organise and communicate knowledge well. Furthermore, your personal qualities are a core part of your offering to a potential employer – your ability to work on your own initiative, to self-manage, to manage time and meet targets and deadlines. Central to all of this of course is the ability to collaborate, to work and study as part of a team.

If you are struggling to decide between courses or options, focus on finding an area that you really want to find out more about. You will develop a set of transferable skills which will give you flexibility and adaptability as you grow and develop in your career. All of the other things you do will add value to your degree/qualification and that is what will ensure your ‘employability’!

Niamh Dwyer is a Guidance Counsellor in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Rathmore, a member of the Kerry Branch of IGC and a career consultant at www.mycareerplan.ie. Follow @mycareerplan on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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