Health&Fitness

Local Implementation Team at UHK :   From L to R standing Fearghal Grimes General Manager, Ms Eimear Conroy Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mr John Rice Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mareeda de Róiste Business Lead, Kerry Mc Auliffe Director of Nursing, Ann Mc Namara Clerical Officer, Tom Bannon Office of CIO

Seated L to R: Sinead Healy Orthopaedic CNS, Dr Niamh Feely clinical Director, Suzanne Rowley INOR Manager

Patients To Benefit At UHK With Irish National Orthopaedic Register

September 17, 2019 at 11:20 am 0 comments

THE National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) has announced that University Hospital Kerry is the eighth hospital in Ireland to roll out the Irish National Orthopaedic Register (INOR). INOR is a national electronic register of patients receiving joint replacement surgery in Ireland. Elective orthopaedic hip and knee replacement records will […]

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Part of the crowd at the Horan's Health and Wellness Fest at the Manor West Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Horan’s Healthcare Health And Wellness Fest Returns

September 13, 2019 at 8:07 am 0 comments

THE Horan’s Healthstores Health and Wellness Fest is returning this month with over 50 health and lifestyle exhibitors and internationally renowned speakers. Taking place in The Rose Hotel on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22, Sandra Breen Regional Manager of Horan’s Healthstores explained why they are holding the event. […]

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Pictured at the launch of events for European Mobility Week were Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane , Clr Pa Daly, Jean Foley KCC , Cora Carrig KCC and other members for Sports Groups from around Tralee and Kerry. Photo: Domnick Walsh

Tralee To Host Series Of Fun Events As Part Of European Mobility Week

September 11, 2019 at 11:46 am 0 comments

TRALEE Municipal District of Kerry County Council will host a series of free, fun events next week as part of European Mobility Week which runs from September 16-22. Kerry County Council is one of ten local authorities in Ireland to have registered to take part in the continent-wide initiative. Tralee […]

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Elaine Burrows Dillane

Elaine Succeeds In Swimming Across The English Channel

September 10, 2019 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE swimmer has become the first Kerry woman to swim the English channel. Elaine Burrows Dillane completed her incredible feat just after 8pm this evening, She set off from Kent in England this morning, accompanied by ‘The Optimist’ boat with her supporters, with the aim of reaching France. Just before […]

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Tralee Woman Over Halfway In Her Bid To Swim The English Channel

Tralee Woman Over Halfway In Her Bid To Swim The English Channel

September 10, 2019 at 3:18 pm 0 comments

A TRALEE woman is currently aiming to become the first Kerry woman to swim the English channel. Elaine Burrows Dillane set off in beautiful sunshine from Kent in England this mornin, accompanied by ‘The Optimist’ boat with her supporters, with the aim of reaching France. As of 3pm this afternoon, […]

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, launched Kerry’s second Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest at Killarney House on Monday  Over 100 events are being arranged at locations across Kerry which focus on and promote the positive mental health and wellbeing of all citizens in the county. Featuring workshops, seminars, coffee mornings, film screenings and a wide range of activities, the Fest will coincide with the annual World Mental Health Day and runs from 5th to 19th October at numerous locations across the county. Also included at the launch were, Rayla Tadjimatova, left Mary Doherty, back row, from left, Pat O’Brien, Kerry Mental Health Association, Lorraine Bowler, Community Development Worker NEWKD, Donagh Hennebry, Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention, Cork-Kerry Community Healthcare with the HSE, Deirdre Hegarty, Health and Wellbeing Officer, Kerry County Council, Mairead O’Sullivan, Education & Training Officer with SKDP.Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 09/09/2019

Over 100 Events Planned For Kerry’s Mental Health And Wellbeing Fest

September 9, 2019 at 2:02 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people participated in Kerry’s first ever Health and Wellbeing Week in 2018 and following its enormous success, an interagency committee which is supported by the HSE and Kerry County Council has organised an extended two-week long Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest this year. Over 100 events are being […]

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Chris Slavin hand cycling with Cian Horgan on the Listowel-Tarbert leg of her Project Possible challenge. Photo by Poshey Aherne

Chris Leaves Kerry On Handcycling Challenge Around Ireland

September 9, 2019 at 11:58 am Comments are Disabled

AN American para-athlete is travelling around Ireland on her hand cycle and began her epic journey from Killarney on Saturday. Chris Slavin is raising funds for The Ian O’Connell Trust and to raise awareness about spinal injuries. Her ‘Project Possible’ challenge is expected to take about three weeks and she […]

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What an achievement…Catch Doolan, completed the 200km non stop endurance race The Kerry Way Ultra Marathon, 40 hour, non stop Ultra Marathon, traversing the MacGillycuddy's Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula’s ancient trails, and coastal cliffs. It is Ireland’s longest distance trail Route. The not for project Race Director is Eileen Daly.Photos:Valerie O’Sullivan/FREE PIC/ISSUED 08/09/2019

PHOTO GALLERY: An Exhausting Endurance Race On The Kerry Way

September 8, 2019 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

By Valerie O’Sullivan ANOTHER epic weekend of endurance and will power as over 200 Athletes competed in the Kerry Way Ultra competing in the 200km non stop endurance race, in a 40 hour daunting race, traversing the MacGillycuddy’s Reeks, Iveragh Peninsula’s ancient trails, and coastal cliffs. It is Ireland’s longest […]

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Roger Harty: Less Is More

Roger Harty: Less Is More

September 8, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

SORRY to state the obvious but there is no doubt that the world we live in is a world of excess. I think practically everyone would agree with that. The human mind and our conditioning would lead us to believe that more of anything is beneficial to us but the […]

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Gemma O'Connell, Olivia O'Shea, Anne O'Shea, Male Claire Healy and Deirdre O'Shea at the annual Tony O'Donoghue Memorial Walk on Saturday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Walk In The Sun To Remember Tony

September 8, 2019 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

BEAUTIFUL sunshine created ideal conditions for the annual Tony O’Donoghue walk from the Blennerville Windmill Car Park on Saturday evening. The dry weather meant an even bigger crowd turned out than last year for the event which has raised in excess of €45,000 for Kerry Hospice in the past five years. […]

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Looking forward to the annual Tony O'Donoghue Walk were, in front; Millie O'Brien, Andrea O'Donoghue, Mark O'Brien, Ally Lynch and Kevin Boyle. Back from left; Stephen Griffin, Mono Ryle, Mary O'Donoghue, Tommy Brosnan, Bernadette Boyle and Donal Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Healthy Way To Spend Saturday Evening For A Great Cause

September 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S expected the weather will be fine for the annual Tony O’Donoghue walk which will take place this Saturday, September 7 at 5pm from the Blennerville Windmill Car Park. Thanks to the huge generosity of the local people and beyond they have raised over €45,000 in fundraising  in the event […]

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Dr Ciara Kelly launching the Irish Heart Foundation's 'Escape Your Chair' campaign.

Kerry People Encouraged To ‘Escape Your Chair’ For September

September 5, 2019 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Heart Foundation has called on the people of Kerry to escape their chair this September to improve your heart health. The Foundation’s month-long heart health campaign entitled, ‘Escape Your Chair’ was launched this week and aims to raise awareness of prolonged sitting as a risk factor for heart disease […]

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Recovery Haven Announces Busy Autumn Schedule Of Classes And Courses

Recovery Haven Announces Busy Autumn Schedule Of Classes And Courses

September 3, 2019 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

WITH summer already behind us, cancer support charity Recovery Haven Kerry is busy preparing its Autumn schedule, with lots of free classes and courses on offer to help support those affected by cancer throughout the county: On Monday, September 16th the charity’s Le Chéile Bereavement Group reconvenes at Recovery Haven’s […]

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Anthony Murphy and son Sean Anthony at the finish of the Rose of Tralee 10k on Denny Street on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 500 Runners Take Part In Rose Of Tralee 10k

August 26, 2019 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee 10k Race is brought to you by AIB Tralee… THE Tralee Harriers Rose of Tralee 10km took place on Sunday with 514 runners taking to the road. This festival favourite was hosted by the club as a fundraiser for the development of their […]

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Roger Harty: The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

Roger Harty: The Sound Of One Hand Clapping

August 18, 2019 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE sound of one hand clapping is a classic example of a koan. This in turn leads us to another question. What in God’s name is a koan? A koan is a ‘device’ that was used in Zen Buddhism in order to challenge the human intellect. It was a form […]

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Launching the Rose of Tralee 10k at the Town Park on Tuesday were, at back; Michelle Constable, Travane Morrisson, Rosebud Sophie, Martin Fitzgerald, Cillian Griffin and Una O'Mahony of Rada Sports. In front; Alan Balfe of Tralee Bay Wetlands, Louis Byrne of Spar, and Leonie Flaherty of The Ashe Hotel/Manor West Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

Harriers Look Forward To Hosting Annual Rose Of Tralee 10k

August 13, 2019 at 2:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee Harriers Rose of Tralee 10km will once again take place during the festival this year and another big crowd is expected to take part. Organised as a fundraiser for the Tralee Harriers Athletic Club the race takes place on Sunday, August 25th. Entries are still open and selling […]

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Looking forward to the annual Tony O'Donoghue Walk were, in front; Millie O'Brien, Andrea O'Donoghue, Mark O'Brien, Ally Lynch and Kevin Boyle. Back from left; Stephen Griffin, Mono Ryle, Mary O'Donoghue, Tommy Brosnan, Bernadette Boyle and Donal Brosnan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Remembering Tony At Annual Fundraising Walk In Blennerville

August 13, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tony O’Donoghue walk will take place on Saturday, September 7 at 5pm from the Blennerville Windmill Car Park. Thanks to the huge generosity of the local people and beyond they have raised over €45,000 in fundraising  in the event since Tony ( Todd) has died. This is the […]

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Roger Harty: Everywhere And Nowhere

Roger Harty: Everywhere And Nowhere

August 4, 2019 at 11:01 am 1 comment

I HEARD a story once and I believe it’s true about a man who built a large hotel above in Cavan. In a bar one night someone asked him “how come you built such a grand hotel in the middle of nowhere?” and the reply was very simple yet profound. […]

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Roger Harty: The Way Of The Cross

Roger Harty: The Way Of The Cross

July 28, 2019 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE Way Of The Cross is simply a technique for living. It is a symbol for the acceptance of suffering as part and parcel of living our lives. In a strange way it is also powerful good advice for it is telling us that following The Way of The Cross […]

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Ladies at the finish of the Born To Run Marathon Club's 40 Mile Ultra Marathon on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Another Successful Ultra Marathon

July 28, 2019 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

IT was pretty warm out there on Saturday for the 124 participants in the Tralee Born to Run Marathon Club’s fifth 40 mile ultra marathon event. The event has gone from strength to strength over the past number of years attracting local runners and top class athletes from all over Ireland […]

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Tommy Horan, captain of last year's winning relay team in the Born to Run 40 Miler, handing back the shield to Mazza O'Shea and Liam Horan.

School To Benefit As Born To Run Club Looks Forward To Ultra Marathon

July 17, 2019 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Born to Run Marathon Club will host it fifth 40 mile ultra marathon event on Saturday July 27 and they are looking for help with sponsors. The event has gone from strength to strength over the past number of years attracting local runners and top class athletes from all […]

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Brothers in Arms…Terrence, John and Denis Culloty from Tralee, taking a break at Coomakista, cycling  the 36th annual RIng of Kerry Charity Cycle on Saturday along with 6000 Cyclists. Photo:Valerie O’Sullivan

PHOTO GALLERY: More From The Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle (Part 2)

July 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

EARLIER we brought you some of the great photos from Valerie O’Sullivan who was capturing the atmosphere at the 36th annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (click here if you missed it). Over 6,000 cyclists took on the 175km route which started and finished in Killarney. Here’s some more of […]

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First Ring of Kerry…and a medal to prove for 15 month old Ailbe Carroll with his parents Conor Carroll and Aileen O’Loughlin, after completing  the 175km Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

PHOTO GALLERY: The Magic Of The Ring Of Kerry Charity Cycle (Part 1)

July 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 36th annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle took place yesterday with around 6,000 cyclists taking on the the 175km challenge. Many took to the road as early as 4:15, but the official start — performed by 100-year-old John Coffey, along with Killarney MD Cathaoirleach councillor Michael Gleeson — took place […]

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Rachel O'Connor with coach Diarmuid Brennan at the Dynamic Strength and Conditioning centre in High Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Table Quiz To Help Rachel Power Her Way To World Championships In Canada

July 4, 2019 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

SHE may have only started the sport just over a year ago, but a Tralee woman is already ranked in the Top 5 internationally and off to the World Powerlifting Championships in Canada later this year. Rachel O’Connor from Knockmoyle decided she wanted to get fitter last year and went […]

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Runner s in last year's race.

A Special Challenge For Runners At Beautiful Brandon Bay

July 4, 2019 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE 6th annual Brandon Bay half marathon and 10k event will take place on Saturday, July 20 on the beach around, of course, Brandon Bay. Set entirely on the Wild Atlantic Way and surrounded by the beauty of the Slieve Mish mountains and Mt Brandon itself, the event, participants never […]

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Roger Harty:  Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

June 30, 2019 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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New courses at Cappanalea are due to start soon.

Thinking Of A Career In Adventure Tourism? Kerry ETB Has The Answer

June 27, 2019 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

AH the outdoors! With this weather it’s tempting to look at a career where you spend your time out in the fresh air. Well Cappanalea Outdoor Education and Training Centre (OETC) are now recruiting for their highly rated Level 5 and Level 6 (Advanced) programmes which start in mid/late July. […]

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The 12 participants after completing the event in Killarney on Saturday.

Twelve Runners Raise Thousands For Kerry Hospice With Marathon Effort

June 25, 2019 at 3:14 pm Comments are Disabled

TWELVE charity runners made the most of the longest day of the year by running a mile in every county in the Republic of Ireland to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation and they’re raised over €9,000 with this year’s event. Starting in Mitchelstown, on Friday last, the charity […]

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Dr Mary McCaffrey

Sponsored: Tralee Clinic To Co-Host Fertility Information Event In Dublin

June 25, 2019 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Scotia Clinic, Tralee and the Embryo Clinic, Greece will co-host an open free event on Sunday the 30th of June, in the Aishling Hotel Dublin, named “Fertility Treatment Abroad – the Ireland / Greek Solution”. The keynote speakers on the day will be Dr. Mary Mc Caffrey, FRCOG, the Scotia Clinic […]

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Roger Harty: Be Careful What You Think

Roger Harty: Be Careful What You Think

June 23, 2019 at 12:30 pm 1 comment

IS it a fair statement to say that the way we think may bring us to conclusions that may not necessarily be true? I’m going to answer this question with a couple of examples that should really explain the above statement. For instance many thousands of years ago, man noticed […]

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