Health&Fitness

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St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge Returns

May 23, 2019 at 11:41 am 0 comments

IT’S proved a popular event over the past number of years so it makes sense that the terrific St Pats GAA Dingle Way Challenge would return again this year. Participants are encouraged to go along on Sunday, June 2, to discover the spectacular landscapes and seascapes of the Dingle Peninsula […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

Roger Harty: Don’t Be Wasting Your Battery

May 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm 2 comments

THERE is something about the month of May that I love. It’s exciting in many ways in the sense that it’s really all about renewal and rebirth. It’s so consistent — the trees have new leaves, the birds are nesting, baby lambs are born, the sound of the cuckoo can […]

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Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

Sponsored: Balance Fitness & Wellness Opens At Ballygarry House Hotel

May 16, 2019 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  BALLYGARRY House Hotel’s Balance Fitness & Wellness Suite is a state of the art fully equipped gym with specialised cardiovascular and resistance training equipment by BLK BOX who are leaders in gym installations. It steers away from the cardio-based hotel gyms that are slowly evolving to the style of […]

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Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

Roger Harty: If You’re Explaining You’re Losing

May 12, 2019 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS is a concept that I came across many years ago and it can be very helpful advice if one knows when and where to use it. Initial examination of this could suggest that it is being rude, but that is not meant to be the case so if I’m […]

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Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

Roger Harty: A Formula For Living

May 5, 2019 at 10:56 am 1 comment

I DISCOVERED this by accident a few years ago when I came across a sheet of paper with the formula written on it. The funny thing about it is that the formula was never explained to me and that fact I now believe is part of its beauty. It explains […]

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Elma Walsh joined staff and pupils at Spa NS on Thursday morning to launch the 2019 Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge.

A Wonderful Family Day Awaits At The Donal Walsh Spa 6k Challenge

May 3, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a real buzz of excitement and anticipation at Spa N.S. this week as the 2019 ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ was launched. This will be the sixth year of the event and the whole school community is busy organising an amzing family fun day in honour of Donal, […]

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Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

Recovery Haven Begins Free Group Support Programme For Children

May 1, 2019 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will commence the highly-regarded CLIMB programme on Wednesday next, May 8, to support children aged between 5-12 years who are experiencing the impact of a cancer diagnosis on a parent or other significant adult. Facilitated by award-winning play therapist, Edel Lawlor of Expressive Play, […]

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The launch of the Paul Lucey 'Run For The Rock' at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Great Day Planned For The Paul Lucey Memorial Run/Walk

April 28, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is just over a week away and people are encouraged to put it in their diaries for a wonderful day of entertainment. The run will take place from Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, which […]

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Pupils, staff and parents launch the Ardfert NS Cycle which takes place on Sunday, April 28. Photo by Dermot Crean

All Set For Annual Ardfert Cycle This Sunday

April 24, 2019 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

FINAL preparations are in place for the 6th Ardfert Annual Cycle this Sunday at 10am in aid of Ardfert  School Building Fund. This cycle provides the perfect opportunity for those preparing for the Ring of Beara / Ring of Kerry / Ring of Clare / Wild Atlantic Mizen  events later […]

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Mike Brosnan congratulating his wife Rose Brosnan at the finish of the Tralee Marathon on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: True Grit Sees Competitors Home At Tralee Marathon

April 22, 2019 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

WITH light winds and dry conditions, the competitors couldn’t complain too much about the conditions for the Tralee Marathon on Saturday. Around 150 runners took off from outside the Aquadome at 9am and made their way on a route which saw them take in Barrow, Fenit and Ardfert before finishing […]

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Fionnbar Walsh, Kieran Donaghy, Jimmy Deenihan, John O'Keeffe, Aidan O'Mahony and David Wallace at the Unsung Hero Cycle from Ballyseedy Garden Centre on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Set Off On Unsung Hero Cycle From Ballyseedy Garden Centre

April 21, 2019 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

CONDITIONS were ideal for the second annual Tom Crean Unsung Hero Cycle, in aid of Down Syndrome Kerry at Ballyseedy Home & Garden on Saturday. The sun had yet to come out, but it was dry as hundreds of cyclists took to the road. There were some sporting legends to […]

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Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

Roger Harty: The Message Of The Cross

April 21, 2019 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

IF your trying to deliver a message perhaps the most important thing aside from the message is to keep it simple and to the point. Thus the acronym KISS Keep It Simple Stupid  (Sweetheart if you’re sensitive!) To this end nothing I believe could be simpler, more direct and to […]

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Noreen Quirke, Caroline Somers, Caoimhe Somers, Ita Somers and William Somers at the Ted Moynihan Good Friday Walk for Kerry Hospice from the Grand Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy Walk In The Sunshine For Kerry Hospice

April 20, 2019 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

THEY got some weather for the Good Friday walks around Kerry yesterday! The annual walk was the brainchild of the late Ted Moynihan who set up the Tralee walk over 23 years ago and it has gone from strength to strength over the years, spreading all around the county. There […]

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Bluebird Care To Host Free Talks On Dementia At Brandon Hotel

April 19, 2019 at 2:29 pm Comments are Disabled

BLUEBIRD Care Ireland has launched a nationwide roadshow, in support of the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign and it takes place in Tralee at the end of the month. The leading homecare provider, Bluebird Care, launched the Understand, Respect and Respond with Care campaign to raise awareness of dementia in […]

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Dr Fergus Leahy

Health: Feeding Problems In Infancy And Childhood

April 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

Consultant Paediatrician, Dr Fergus Leahy, on feeding problems in infancy and childhood… Feeding problems are a very common occurrence in infancy and childhood.  Common definition of feeding problems is the inability or refusal to eat certain foods. Feeding problems may lead to negative nutritional, developmental and psychological outcomes. Feeding problems […]

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The launch of the MOYA Wellness Festival in Ballybunion.

MOYA Festival In Ballybunion To Invigorate The Body And Mind

April 18, 2019 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A FESTIVAL in north Kerry on the May Bank Holiday weekend is encouraging people to let their troubles sink into the golden sand and inhale the invigorating sea air in Ballybunion. MOYA, a festival of Meditation, Ocean, Yoga and Art in the breath-taking seaside town is, according to organisers, a […]

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Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

Roger Harty: Gratitude Is The Key

April 14, 2019 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

A FEW years ago at a meeting I was introduced as Roger Harty a great fighter of depression. While I welcomed the intent of the person who introduced me, which I have no doubt was well meaning,  I was very quick to point out that the best way to deal […]

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The Serenity Spa

SPONSORED: Serenity Spa At The Rose Hotel Introduces New Bamboo Massage

April 13, 2019 at 2:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS spring allow yourself some time for relaxation and reflection with the new Bamboo Massage at Serenity Spa at The Rose Hotel which will energise you physically, mentally and spiritually. Bamboo massage is an innovative way to provide Swedish or deep tissue massage using heated bamboo sticks to roll and […]

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Cha-cha the Camino for CRY with Aidan O'Mahony!  Five time All-Ireland winner and the country's first winner of Dancing With The Stars, Aidan O’Mahony, is calling on the public to join him in walking the Camino de Santiago to raise vital funds for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) Ireland to save young lives from Sudden Cardiac Death on 7-14th September. Pictured at the launch from left; are Liam Herlihy from CRY and Aidan O' Mahony. To find out how you can join Aidan on the Camino see cry.ie. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Fancy Going For A Trek With Aidan?

April 12, 2019 at 8:16 pm Comments are Disabled

FIVE-TIME All-Ireland winner and the country’s first winner of Dancing With The Stars, Aidan O’Mahony, is calling on the public to join him in walking the Camino de Santiago to raise vital funds for Cardiac Risk in Young (CRY) Ireland on September 7-14. The Camino is a walk anyone can […]

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Launching the Donal Walsh Livelife Football Tournament and the Mental Fitness and Wellbeing Project for Children were, in front; Elma Walsh, Chairman of the Kerry County Board Tim Murphy and Fionnbar Walsh. Back from left; Dr Susan Mary Lawlor, Dan Horan (sponsor), Chairman of Kerry Coiste na nÓg Tommy Cronin, PRO of Kerry Coiste na nÓg Damien McCarthy, Chairman of Kerins O'Rahillys Juvenile Club Adrian Doody and Chairwoman of the Health and Wellbeing Committee Bernie Reen. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerins O’Rahillys Launches New Mental Fitness And Wellbeing Project For Children

April 12, 2019 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE second annual Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation Football Tournament will kick-off a new MMental Fitness And Wellbeing Project for children at the club next month. Taking place on May 4 the tournament for boys will see 16 clubs from Tralee and all over the county represented to play for the […]

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Carmel Finnegan.

Call For Life-Saving Treatment For Babies To Be Introduced At University Hospital Kerry

April 10, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

A LIMERICK mother-of-two is on a mission to introduce a potentially life-saving treatment into University Hospital Kerry and all of Ireland’s 19 maternity hospitals. Carmel Finnegan first became aware of the term ‘brain cooling’ during her work as a solicitor with Dennison Solicitors in Abbeyfeale. Brain cooling –  medical term […]

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Roger Harty: Call Off The Search

Roger Harty: Call Off The Search

April 7, 2019 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

IF I was ever asked the question ‘What is the secret to happiness?’ the one piece of advice I would give is very simple – call off the search! Now what do I mean by ‘call off the search?’ The only answer I can give is like the Ronseal Varnish […]

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Roger Harty: Do The Opposite (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Do The Opposite (Part 2)

March 24, 2019 at 10:38 am 2 comments

LAST week I wrote about ‘Do The Opposite’ (click here for previous column) and I want to continue on that theme. Most people will go for a hot shower in the morning but something I have discovered in recent years, the benefits of a cold shower. Yes, it is a […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary Invites You Into Her ‘Capsule’ For A Great Evening Of Beauty, Fashion And More

March 20, 2019 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

WELL-KNOWN beauty expert Mary O’Donnell is bringing her first live show to Tralee on Saturday, March 30 in the Ashe Hotel. Mary from Tralee is one of Ireland’s leading beauty experts on TV, radio, social and as a brand ambassador. The focus of evening is “Capsule” so focussing on what you […]

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Sorcha Keoghan, Sandra Egan and Denise O'Connor at the finish line. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Brave The Wind And Rain At Tralee Half-Marathon And 10k

March 17, 2019 at 11:04 am 1 comment

THEY’RE a hardy lot that running crowd. It was a case of driving rain and wind on Saturday morning as hundred of people set off on the Tralee Half Marathon, 10k and 5k races from Tralee Bay Wetlands. There was no let up all morning but they ploughed on and […]

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Roger Harty: Green Is The Colour

Roger Harty: Green Is The Colour

March 17, 2019 at 10:56 am 1 comment

THERE is a wonderful Chelsea Football Club song of the ‘60s and 70’s origin called ‘Blue is the colour’. In fact it is now the Chelsea FC anthem and it unites fans whenever they meet. It begins like this ‘Blue is the colour, football is the game, we’re all together […]

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Setting off at the final night of the Couch To 5k Run on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduating From The ‘Couch To 5k’ With Born To Run Club

March 15, 2019 at 9:40 am 1 comment

WHILE the wind and rain on Thursday evening made it a night on the couch for most people, over 50 runners from Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club braved the elements to complete their first ever 5k. Kicking off at Áras an Phobail in Moyderwell, the latest recruits- who joined […]

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Paula Mee, Celia Holman Lee and Nathalie Lennon will be guests at the event in the INEC on March 28.

Fantastic Ladies Lifestyle Evening For The INEC

March 13, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS FOR ABOVE EVENT DAWN Milk and the National Dairy Council are delighted to host a fabulous Ladies Lifestyle Evening at the INEC, Killarney on Thursday March 28. The evening will include advice on shaping up your diet and nutrition with dietitian Paula Mee. Style queen […]

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Runners set off on the Tralee half and full marathon from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter Tralee Half-Marathon, 10k And 5k Races

March 13, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just days to go, preparations are well advanced for Saturday when Tralee Harriers will host their fundraising Half Marathon and 10k. The Half Marathon will be starting at the Tralee Bay Wetlands centre at 10am with the 5k/10k starting at 10.30am. The club has been approached by various local running […]

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Roger Harty: Do The Opposite

Roger Harty: Do The Opposite

March 10, 2019 at 10:08 am 2 comments

IF there is one thing for sure it is this – our world is constantly changing. The population of the world at the beginning of the nineteenth century was 1 billion people, now it is heading rapidly towards 8 billion. The mind boggles. In this ever changing world certain truths […]

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