Health&Fitness

Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

May 27, 2017 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on phobic anxiety disorders… A phobia is strong fear or dread of a thing or event. The fear is out of proportion to the reality of the situation. Coming near or into contact with the feared situation causes anxiety. […]

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Tralee Triathlon Club will hold its Tri Kingdom Come this Summer in Fenit Co Kerry , as over 400 competitors are due too arrive to take part in one of the county’s top sporting events this year. 

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Time To Get Fit For ‘Tri Kingdom Come’ This Summer

May 26, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

THE beautiful surrounds of Fenit will once again play host to Tri Kingdom Come which is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Last year almost 400 triathletes took part in the Tralee Triathlon Club organised event and it is hoped that similar numbers will once again descend on Fenit on Saturday […]

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The Dingle Way Challenge Is Back And Better Than Ever

The Dingle Way Challenge Is Back And Better Than Ever

May 23, 2017 at 9:49 am 0 comments

THE Dingle Way Challenge is less than two weeks away and it’s set to be another great event. Sponsored by O’Sullivan Financial Services, this year’s routes on Sunday, June 4 are the best yet. This walk is ideal for groups, teams, friends and solo hikers. There will then be a choice of […]

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Sheila and Noel Hartnett (second and third from right) present at cheque at the Recovery Haven Open Day and Corporate Launch on Friday afternoon. Also included are, from left; Siobhan McSweeney, Marian Barnes and Maureen O'Brien of Recovery Haven. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Euro Presented At Recovery Haven Corporate Launch And Open Day

May 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm 0 comments

IT was a very busy day in Recovery Haven on Friday as they hosted an Open Day and Corporate Launch at Killerisk. Special guests on the day were Dr Eddie Murphy of Operation Transformation and patrons Mr Dick Spring and Dr Edmond Harty, while Aidan O’Mahony also made an appearance.   […]

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Roger Harty: All Shall Be Well

Roger Harty: All Shall Be Well

May 21, 2017 at 11:06 am 0 comments

SOMETIMES it is good to interact with what you are reading and this is a perfect opportunity to do so. You have to be reading this on some sort of computer, be it smartphone, tablet or laptop etc., so it should be very easy for you to access Google. If you […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Testicular Cancer

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Testicular Cancer… What is testicular cancer? Testicular cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both testicles, which causes a lump or tumour. Cancerous cells can break away from this tumour and form […]

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As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” . pictured on the day were - 
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PRESS INFO -- Fun For All The Family At Manor West-Animal Roadshow to arrive in centre on Saturday 5th November-As part of their Winter schedule of free events and activities, Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park are organising a “Family Funday” on Saturday 5th November from 12 noon.  The day will feature lots of fun things to do for kids of all ages, the highlight of which will be “The Animal Roadshow” and will on site from 1pm.The Animal Roadshow, will host a mini zoo in the centre with a range of different types of animals including Snakes, Lizard, Tortoises, Rabbits, Guinea pigs, an Owl and lots of creepy crawlies that are still hanging around after the Halloween celebrations, such as slimey snails, tickley spiders, scorpions and other teeney insects! There will also be an animal arts and crafts area where kids can draw, make and colour their favourite animals and bring their works of art home with them.Speaking about the event Derek Rusk, Centre Manager said, “At Manor West, family is very important to us. We really enjoy organising these types of events and seeing all the visitors to the centre enjoying a fun filled family day out. I think I might be even more excited about the mini zoo than some of the kids will be!”Kingdom Party Pals will be there on the day with Minnie and Mickey Mouse as well as Anna and Elsa among others, so don’t forget to take a picture and share it on the Manor West Facebook page. There will also be face painters, balloon modeller and ‘Tony Wonder The Magician’ with magic skills and illusions that will amaze visitors.For more information on Manor West Shopping Centre and Retail Park and upcoming events please visit www.manorwest.ie or find them on Facebook and Twitter.

Wellness Information Exhibition For Manor West

May 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will host its second ‘Wellness on Your Doorstep’ information exhibition on Saturday, May 27th from 12 to 5pm. The successful exhibition will once again provide information to the local community and its visitors on organisations, services, sports clubs and the likes that are available […]

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Walk And Talk In Ballyseedy Woods This Sunday For Mental Health Awareness

Walk And Talk In Ballyseedy Woods This Sunday For Mental Health Awareness

May 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm 1 comment

A WELL-KNOWN local mental health campaigner is organising an event in Ballyseedy Woods next Sunday to in support of the Green Ribbon campaign. Organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne, ‘Let’s Talk And Walk’ will take place at 3pm from the entrance to the woods (not far from Ballygarry House Hotel) and it’s an […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

Dr Caitlin: The Laws On Drug Driving

May 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on drug driving laws… The Road Safety Authority (RSA) launched its fifth in a series of anti-drug driving awareness campaigns in association with An Garda Síochána in April. The campaign was introduced in co-operation with the Medical Bureau for […]

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Roger Harty: In Doing We Learn

Roger Harty: In Doing We Learn

May 7, 2017 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

YES, there are many great pleasures in life, but I always feel a certain deep pleasure in being able to do something new that I initially doubted was within my remit to do. You see, when we do something new, self-doubt comes as part of the package. In fact, I […]

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Dr Caitlin: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Dr Caitlin: Age-Related Macular Degeneration

May 6, 2017 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)… What is it? As the name suggests, age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a condition which tends to become more common as people get older. It is a very common cause of reduced vision in […]

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Kerry Camino members/ walk guides, Mike O'Donnell, Ingrid Boyle, Gillian Wharton, John Earley and Brian Fitzgerald at Sammy's, Inch.

PHOTOS: Glorious Weather Makes For Successful Kerry Camino Weekend Out West

May 3, 2017 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people took part in the Kerry Camino over the weekend in what was another great success. Adrienne McLoughlin gives an account of the walks and supplied the photos below; “Friday was unexpectedly sunny, and made a huge difference to the Tralee to Camp Sliabh Mish mountain route, with […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

Roger Harty: What Is Grace?

April 30, 2017 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE thing about Grace is that by its very nature it is intertwined with belief in God. Now the subject of God has intrigued and baffled mankind for millennia and I certainly am not trying to impose my views on anyone. But for the purpose of this article, as I have […]

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Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About ‘The Kissing Disease’

Dr Caitlin: All You Wanted To Know About ‘The Kissing Disease’

April 29, 2017 at 10:24 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Glandular Fever, sometimes known as ‘the kissing disease’… What is glandular fever? Glandular fever is a viral infection caused by a member of the herpes virus family, the Epstein-Barr virus. The virus multiplies in the cells at the […]

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Walkers on the Climb To Remember last year.

People Urged To Take Part In ‘Climb To Remember’

April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 6th annual charity ‘Climb to Remember’ to the summit of Carrauntoohil takes place on Sunday, May 14th and will see people from all over Munster rise to the challenge of climbing Ireland’s highest peak in memory of a loved one, with funds raised going towards The Mercy Hospital Foundation. The ‘Climb to […]

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Corinne Evans, Sadie Evans, Jennifer Flaherty and Laura Sheehy at the Lunchtime Mile event on Wednesday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Healthy Option For Lunchtime In Town Park

April 26, 2017 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THE medical community was well represented in the Town Park this lunchtime for an event to promote physical activity. The ‘Lunchtime Mile’ event was the brainchild of physiotherapist, Corinne Evans who is based in High Street. She asked other health professionals to lead by example in taking part in a run/walk in the […]

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Mommy Moments: Even The Dog Gets A Shout Before Me!

Mommy Moments: Even The Dog Gets A Shout Before Me!

April 26, 2017 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Our ‘mommy’ columnist, Jennifer Kissane, finds herself far down the pecking order when it comes to having her name called by her infant son… THESE last few weeks have been very busy with Fionn getting a lot more active. He now has four teeth, which has created a mini munching machine! He […]

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Experts On Bowel Cancer From UHK To Speak At Event In Rose Hotel

Experts On Bowel Cancer From UHK To Speak At Event In Rose Hotel

April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

A RANGE of speakers in the field of Bowel Cancer will speak at an event in the Rose Hotel next week. Presented by University Hospital Kerry, the Bowel Cancer Prevention and Stoma Care Evening will feature a range of experts from 7pm to 9pm on Thursday, April 27. People attending […]

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Dr Caitlin: Bone Marrow Transplants And How They Work

Dr Caitlin: Bone Marrow Transplants And How They Work

April 22, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Bone Marrow transplants… What is bone marrow? Bone marrow is a blood-based substance that can be found inside the body’s hollow bones. Marrow produces platelets, the red and white blood cells that form the basis of the body’s […]

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Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

Corinne’s Looking For People To Join Her On ‘Lunchtime Mile’

April 21, 2017 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL physiotherapist is looking for other health professionals to lead by example in taking part in a run/walk next week in the town park. Corinne Evans, based in High Street, is organising a ‘Lunchtime Mile’ run, which is a circuit of the town park on Wednesday, April 26 at […]

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Looking forward to the 24 Miles in 24 Hours swimming event in Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on April 29/30 were Finbarr Griffin, Kristian O'Donovan, Kyle O'Donovan and Kieran O'Flaherty. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kristian And Friends Take On Marathon Swimming Fundraiser At Tralee Pool

April 21, 2017 at 10:13 am 1 comment

A TRALEE native is raising funds for three great causes by taking on marathon swimming events in the US this year. And having completed the Tampa Bay Marathon Swim (24 miles) in March, Kristian O’Donovan from Derrylea – but now living in Glenbeigh – is turning his attention to raising funds with a marathon […]

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Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

Roger Harty: A Chance Encounter

April 16, 2017 at 10:55 am 2 comments

I was downtown Tralee recently having a cup of coffee and as I was making my way back up the main street, a stranger asked me as to the whereabouts of a local bookshop. Knowing the answer, I was delighted to oblige and I was about to walk away when […]

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PHOTOS: Big Crowds Turn Out For The 20th Annual Good Friday Walk In Tralee

PHOTOS: Big Crowds Turn Out For The 20th Annual Good Friday Walk In Tralee

April 15, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout at the annual Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walk which set off from The Grand Hotel yesterday. It was the 20th Good Friday Walk organised by Kerry Hospice which started in 1998 and around 200 set out on the walk with a few runners taking part two. The weather […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

Dr Caitlin: How To Pack A Healthy Lunchbox For The Kids

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on how to pack a child’s lunchbox with healthy food… Most children take a packed lunch to school, but making a packed lunch every day in the rush before school can become a real nightmare. How do you make […]

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Joan Dillon, Marie Rolls, Rosalind Moore, and Anne Tarint at the Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Braving The Rain For The Spa/Fenit Hospice Walk

April 15, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE bad weather didn’t deter locals from taking part in the Spa/Fenit Good Friday Walk yesterday. The Spa/Fenit branch of Kerry Hospice held the 10k scenic route walk in memory of the late Jerry O’Sullivan, whose brother took part in the walk on the day. Participants took off from The Tankard, […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Prepare For VHI Women’s Mini Marathon With The Parkrun

April 14, 2017 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE women are encouraged to prepare for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon by getting down to their local parkrun and kick start their training on April 22. Parkrun, in partnership with VHI, are extending a warm welcome to women training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon with just over six weeks to go […]

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Roger Harty: The Cloak

Roger Harty: The Cloak

April 9, 2017 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

A few years ago I visited Scotland and while I was there I was enlightened as to the versatility of the traditional Scottish kilt. The traditional kilt was more like a wrap-around and, as such, had many benefits especially if a Scots warrior wanted to venture off into the Highlands […]

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Alice O’Riordan, Finola Fogarty and Trish Byrne at the Lee Strand & National Dairy Council Health & Wellbeing Evening at the Brandon Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Health And Wellbeing Evening In The Brandon

April 8, 2017 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR hundred people attended the Lee Strand & National Dairy Council Health & Wellbeing Evening on Thursday in the Brandon Hotel in Tralee. The evening was a star studded event with a host of high profile speakers including former Irish Olympian Derval O’Rourke; Kerry Football Legend and Dancing with the Stars […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Uncomfortable Condition Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr Caitlin: The Uncomfortable Condition Of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April 8, 2017 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)… What is irritable bowel syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the large bowel (colon) in which the bowel overreacts to a mild stimulus – such as eating or the presence of […]

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Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

Tickets Selling Fast For Health And Wellbeing Evening On Thursday

April 5, 2017 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S just one more night until Lee Strand and the National Dairy Council welcome hundreds of people for a Health and Wellbeing Evening in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. The event on Thursday will host high profile guest speakers including: Derval O’Rourke, Irish Olympic Athlete and cookbook author; Aidan O’Mahony, Kerry Football […]

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