Health&Fitness

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

PHOTOS: Runners Set Off On Their Tralee Marathon Runs

March 18, 2017 at 11:40 am 0 comments

TODAY is marathon day and around 800 runners took off from the Tralee Bay Wetlands centre this morning in less than ideal conditions. The Kerry’s Eye sponsored event is in its fifth year and attracts runners from all over the county and country. It was pretty wet when the participants […]

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Roger Harty: Charity

Roger Harty: Charity

March 12, 2017 at 11:23 am 0 comments

I SUPPOSE a good place to begin with anything is at the start and a good place to start here is in the dictionary. Charity is described as ‘Charitable giving is the act of giving money, goods or time to the unfortunate, either directly or by means of a charitable […]

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Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

Dr Caitlin: What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

March 11, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on the problem of bullying… Many children and young people experience the long-standing dilemma of bullying sometime in their lives. If you are being bullied, you may feel scared, vulnerable and helpless but no one deserves to be bullied […]

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Pat Turner, Ann O'Shea, Marilyn O'Shea, Martin Brosnan and Gillian Goggin at the official launch of Darkness Into Light. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Darkness Into Light Tralee Gets Town Centre Office To Take Registrations

March 8, 2017 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

THE Darkness Into Light Tralee group will open for registration for this May’s event at their temporary headquarters in the town centre on Saturday The Darkness Into Light group has been allowed to use the premises on Castle Street, which used to be Divas and Dudes, for the next few months. All funds […]

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2017 Vhi Women's Mini Marathon - Open For Entries, River Liffey, Dublin 28/2/2017
Pictured is Amanda Byram, a member of the Vhi Support Team who announced today that the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is now open for entries! Celebrating 35 years, this year’s event will see over 35,000 women walk, jog or run through Dublin city on Bank Holiday Monday, 5th June 2017. Participants can enter at www.vhiwomensminimarathon.ie and can also access the latest training plans, recipes and expert advice from the Vhi Support Team!
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Kerry Women Wanted To Take Part In VHI Mini-Marathon

March 6, 2017 at 10:41 am 0 comments

THE call has gone out for Kerry women to take part in the  2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon later this year. Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team announced that 2017 event is now open for entries and will see over 35,000 women walk, jog or run through Dublin city […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Hope?

Roger Harty: What Is Hope?

March 5, 2017 at 11:43 am 0 comments

HOPE is the ability to see the light in the darkest of situations. They say the difference between a pessimist and an optimist is as follows… A pessimist is a person who sees the difficulty in every opportunity.  An optimist is a person who sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Hope […]

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Dr Caitlin: How To Keep Blood Pressure Under Control

Dr Caitlin: How To Keep Blood Pressure Under Control

March 4, 2017 at 10:50 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, offers advice on getting high blood pressure under control… Blood pressure is a measure of the force that the blood applies to the walls of the arteries as it flows through them. It’s normal for blood pressure to increase when you […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

Dr Caitlin: The Risk Factors For Osteoporosis

February 25, 2017 at 11:12 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Osteoporosis… Osteoporosis means porous bones. It is a silent disease that is usually not diagnosed until a fracture/s (broken bone/s) occurs. Bone is a living tissue that is constantly being removed and replaced. As we get older, more […]

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Kerry Households To Be Asked To Take Part In National Travel Survey

Kerry Households To Be Asked To Take Part In National Travel Survey

February 21, 2017 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

HUNDREDS of Kerry households will be asked to take part in the National Household Travel Survey 2017 over the coming weeks. The National Transport Authority (NTA) has announced the start of their survey which will collect information on travel patterns of the Irish public, targeting over 6000 households from all over Ireland. The […]

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Roger Harty: What Is Faith?

Roger Harty: What Is Faith?

February 19, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

FAITH, in layman’s terms,  is concentrating on a process knowing that it will work. The key word here is ‘knowing’. In other words you don’t believe it will work (belief is an opinion!) you know it will work. You see, true knowing is not leaving any room for doubt. In […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Sensitive Teeth

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Sensitive Teeth

February 18, 2017 at 10:03 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the problem of sensitive teeth… Sensitive Teeth is one of the most common complaints to dentists – pain or discomfort when your teeth are exposed to stimuli such as cold or hot drinks, cold air and sweet foods. […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Beauty of Icons

Roger Harty: The Real Beauty of Icons

February 12, 2017 at 10:56 am 1 comment

IF we are to be honest I’m sure even though we might not like to admit it there is a bit of a detective hidden in all of us. I used to love watching the TV detective ‘Columbo’ many years ago, when he would turn around at the last minute […]

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Mommy Moments: Weaning Is Such An Important Stage For Babies

Mommy Moments: Weaning Is Such An Important Stage For Babies

February 11, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

Our columnist, Jennifer Kissane, writes about her experience of weaning with son Fionn… Since I last wrote, two weeks ago, we were awaiting the arrival of Fionn’s first tooth. We have had a double celebration as two bottom teeth arrived, one a few days after the other. Peace has now […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Erectile Dysfunction

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Erectile Dysfunction

February 11, 2017 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor, of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on erectile dysfunction… Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Occasional failure to achieve an erection is a common phenomenon and does not constitute […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Perfect ’10@10′ For Listellick School’s Operation Transformation Effort

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Perfect ’10@10′ For Listellick School’s Operation Transformation Effort

February 10, 2017 at 11:55 am 1 comment

CHILDREN all over the country got out this morning for some physical activity as part of the Operation Transformation TV show drive to get people more healthy and active. Among the Tralee schools taking part in the ’10@10′ – which asked schools to take 10 minutes exercise at 10am – […]

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Top Speakers Lined Up For Energise 2017 This Friday

Top Speakers Lined Up For Energise 2017 This Friday

February 6, 2017 at 10:15 am 0 comments

ENERGISE 2017 is an inspiring evening taking place in The Ashe Hotel, Tralee on Friday, February 10, bringing together well-known speakers from sport, fitness and positive psychology. The evening will begin at 6.30pm and is guaranteed to be filled with plenty of content to kick start 2017. Orlagh Winters will be the […]

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Join Tommy For An Epic Cycle Up The Alps This July

Join Tommy For An Epic Cycle Up The Alps This July

February 2, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

ENABLE Ireland Kerry is looking for cyclists to take part in a serious challenge this July riding through the Italian Alps and Dolomites, tackling many of the most famous Giro climbs and highest roads Europe has to offer. Tommy Sheehy, who has raised tens of thousands over the years for […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Frustration Of Constipation

Dr Caitlin: The Frustration Of Constipation

January 29, 2017 at 10:04 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre, St Brendan’s Park, gives advice on treatment of constipation… Constipation has varied meanings for different people. Stools may be too hard or too small for some, while for others defecation is too difficult or infrequent. In constipation, a change in your bowel habits […]

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John Healy, Jennifer Healy, Claire Ali and Caroline Bulman at a table quiz in aid of Recovery Haven on Thursday night at Kirbys Brogue Inn. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz Held At Brogue In Aid Of Recovery Haven

January 28, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

THERE was poor weather on Thursday night but there was fun in the warmth of Kirbys Brogue Inn for a table quiz for a great cause. There was a hamper and loads of spot prizes up for grabs at the quiz in aid of Recovery Haven. It was the latest […]

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Karl Henry In Garvey’s Supervalu This Saturday…And Free Porridge Too!

Karl Henry In Garvey’s Supervalu This Saturday…And Free Porridge Too!

January 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm 0 comments

TRALEE welcomes the RTE Operation Transformation crew to the town this weekend with cameras fixing their lenses on two events. It’s a big day in Garvey’s Supervalu on Saturday with the fitness expert from the show, Karl Henry, in store from 2.30pm giving encouragement to those who are making a transformation in their own […]

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Yvonne Duggan and Lucy Horan at the Sam McCauley's Women's Health event at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Hear About Women’s Health Issues At Event In Manor

January 27, 2017 at 11:38 am 0 comments

THE wind howled and the rain lashed outside, but women turned up in their hundreds for a special event organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists in the Manor West Hotel last night. ‘A Discussion On Women’s Health And Wellbeing For All Ages’  featured a number of speakers on the topic of women’s health […]

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Mommy Moments: Getting Stuck Into Teething Problems

Mommy Moments: Getting Stuck Into Teething Problems

January 26, 2017 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

Our columnist, Jennifer Kissane, feels for her little fella as he goes through teething but is there any magic formula to ease baby’s discomfort… I THINK I know now why people have a built-in fear of the dentist and any teeth related ailment – it has to come from their very […]

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Elma Walsh and Colin 'Poshey' Ahern launching the 5k A Day challenge.

Poshey Plans Special Finish To His 5k A Day Challenge

January 25, 2017 at 12:59 pm 0 comments

COLIN ‘Poshey’ Aherne has had a busy month. The well-known mental health awareness campaigner took on a 5k A Day for January challenge and he’s nearing the end of the road. Poshey was donating €1 for each run to total €31 for the month, but he started a gofundme page which has […]

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Free Women’s Health Event For Manor West Hotel

Free Women’s Health Event For Manor West Hotel

January 25, 2017 at 10:12 am 0 comments

A SPECIAL event featuring a number of speakers on the topic of women’s health will be held in tomorrow evening (Thursday) at the Manor West Hotel. Sam McCauley’s Chemists, in conjunction with Dr Mary McCaffrey (Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) and Dr Haroon (Consultant Rheumatologist) are inviting people to ‘A Discussion On Women’s Health And […]

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PHOTOS: KBN Holds Lunch ‘N’ Learn Event At The Rose Hotel

PHOTOS: KBN Holds Lunch ‘N’ Learn Event At The Rose Hotel

January 24, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Businesswomen’s Network held an event on Practical Tools for Well-Being at The Rose hotel last Friday. The three key speakers were Ailish Brosnan, Susan Browne and Rebecca Atkinson. Ailish shared some recipes from Your Healthy Living Coach and gave ten tips to healthy eating and incorporating movement into our […]

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Noreen Noonan, Amy Noonan, Kieran Noonan, Jamie Moynihan, Saoirse Moynihan and Rian Moynihan at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Junior Parkrun Looks Forward To RTE Cameras Next Week

January 23, 2017 at 2:11 pm 0 comments

THERE was another great turnout at the Junior Parkrun on Sunday and there will be even bigger crowds this coming weekend, as the RTE cameras are on the way. The 2k course in the Town Park is proving a big hit with youngsters over the past number of weeks. The […]

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Orla Brosnan and Oonagh McGibney at the Tralee Triathlon Club Aquathon event at Tralee Sports and Leisure Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Triathlon Club Members Enjoy Event At The Complex

January 23, 2017 at 12:32 pm 0 comments

TRALEE Triathlon Club have got the New Year off to a good start with their first event of 2017 taking place last Sunday at Tralee Sports Complex. A club aquathon put the winter training to the test with a pool swim and run. For this event the bikes were left at home. Members […]

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Roger Harty: Thank You

Roger Harty: Thank You

January 22, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

THE sages say that perhaps the most powerful feelings that we can endow ourselves with is that of gratitude, and the easiest way to express that feeling is to say a simple yet sincere ‘Thank You’. Last week I wrote an article about the importance of tradition and culture in our […]

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Repro Free: Tuesday 23rd February 2016. Picture Jason Clarke.

Oesophageal Cancer Fund Looking For Lollipop Day Volunteers In Kerry

January 21, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

THE Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF) is looking for volunteers in Kerry for Lollipop Days on March 3rd and 4th. Lollipop Day involves thousands of people selling lollipops (€2) nationwide, in an effort to raise vital funds for oesophageal cancer. Without the generosity and support from volunteers, the OCF would not be able […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

Dr Caitlin: The Benefits Of Folic Acid

January 21, 2017 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the benefits of Folic Acid… What is folic acid? Folic acid, which is also known as folate, is a B group vitamin. Like most other vitamins, it cannot be made in the body, so it must be taken […]

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