Health&Fitness

Walkers on the Climb To Remember last year.

People Urged To Take Part In ‘Climb To Remember’

April 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Daryl Byrne, Melanie Clancy and Josh Lowham at the Beast Challenge in Banna on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Beast Challenge In Banna (Part 2)

April 2, 2017 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE popularity of the Banna Beach Challenge is growing and growing judging by the crowds at the event yesterday. As we told you earlier (click here) there were hundreds of participants of varying ages for the various obstacle courses. We were there to capture some of the tired and relieved faces […]

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In front; Deborah Murphy and Eimear Casey. At back; Celine O'Connor, Maggie Doherty, Miriam Healy, Maura O'Connor and Ruth Murphy at the Beast Challenge in Banna on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Beast Of A Day In Banna For Fitness Challenge (Part 1)

April 2, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

THE sun came out for the hundreds of fitness enthusiasts who converged on Banna yesterday for what has become the bi-annual Banna Beach Challenge. Around 500 adults and an incredible 450 children turned up in the sunshine to face the obstacles on courses of varying lengths. The adults tackled a […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About The Menopause

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About The Menopause

April 1, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on the menopause… What is the menopause? The menopause, also known as the ‘change of life’, simply means the end of menstruation. The term is also used to refer to the months and years in a woman’s life before […]

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Roger Harty: True Courage

Roger Harty: True Courage

March 26, 2017 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT is very helpful here is to look at the etymology of the word ‘Courage’. It comes from the French word ‘le coeur’ meaning Heart. So when we talk and act from ‘The Heart’ we are showing true courage. Where is the evidence of this? All we need to do is […]

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Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

Dr Caitlin: What You Need To Know About Chickenpox

March 25, 2017 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Chickenpox… What is chickenpox? Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness that usually occurs in children, although adults can also be affected. It causes a rash on the skin with blisters, which can be very itchy. It is caused […]

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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

PHOTOS: Runners Set Off On Their Tralee Marathon Runs

March 18, 2017 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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