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Free Creative Workshop For Children Impacted By Cancer

September 21, 2021 at 11:10 am 0 comments

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free creative workshop for children impacted by cancer on Thursday, September 30. The online event has been organised to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September and will be facilitated by Recovery Haven Kerry deputy manager and art therapist, Katie O’Donoughue. […]

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Danielle O'Leary, Karen O'Leary and Michelle O'Leary at the Park Run on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: The Park Run Returns To Tralee After 18 Months

September 12, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S so good to see it back. The Tralee Park Run returned to the Town Park on Saturday morning with eager participants meeting old friends after an 18 month break from the weekly event. Participants started gathering from around 9am and there was a wonderful atmosphere and a sense of […]

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Pictured at the launch of the in Listowel were Deirdre Hegarty (Healthy Kerry Coordinator), Mayor of Kerry, Cllr Jimmy Moloney, Geraldine O'Sullivan (Manager Kerry Volunteer Centre), Donagh Hennebry (Chair of Interagency Steering Committee/Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention) and John Drummey, (Kerry Mental Health Association). Photo: Pauline Dennigan

Free Events For Kerry Mental Health And Wellbeing Fest

September 10, 2021 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE programme of free events for the 2021 Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest has been launched with a range of activities to suit all ages from October 9-16. The key focus of the #KerryMHWFest is to promote mental health and wellbeing in Kerry through a fun and interactive programme […]

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Free Online Course For Those Supporting Loved One With Cancer

Free Online Course For Those Supporting Loved One With Cancer

August 19, 2021 at 2:18 pm 1 comment

CANCER support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will host a free, six-week online course for those supporting a loved one with cancer, beginning on September 14th. Given over two and a half hours, one day a week, for six weeks, the Building Better Caregivers programme will offer valuable support and practical […]

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Pieta To Hire Additional Therapists For Tralee Centre Due To Demand For Services

Pieta To Hire Additional Therapists For Tralee Centre Due To Demand For Services

August 10, 2021 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

PIETA has announced it is on a recruitment drive to hire additional therapists for its Tralee centre due to an increased demand for services. In Kerry alone, 36% of clients presenting to Pieta have attempted suicide and one in three have been bereaved by suicide. Some of the triggers identified included […]

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Men’s Shed Association Launches Manual On Dementia Awareness

Men’s Shed Association Launches Manual On Dementia Awareness

July 23, 2021 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Men’s Sheds Association has launched a new manual ‘Your Shed & Dementia’ aimed at raising awareness of the condition, as well as offering advice for “Shedders”, their families and carers on supporting a member with dementia. There is an estimated 941 men living with dementia in Kerry, while […]

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Virgin Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue rallying call for Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser. Photo: Karen Morgan / Lensmen

Call For Kerry People To Take Part In ASI Memory Walk Fundraiser

July 21, 2021 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

VIRGIN Media TV presenter Martin King and beauty expert and entrepreneur Pamela Laird issue rallying call for Kerry people to take part in th Virtual Alzheimer’s Memory Walk fundraiser. The walk, supported by Iceland, is taking place nationwide on Sunday,  September 19 during World Alzheimer’s Month 2021. Alzheimer’s Memory Walk […]

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Pupils in Blennerville NS with Principal Robbie O'Connell and Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching promoting the Irish Life/Athletics Ireland 'Family Mile Challenge'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Families Encouraged To Take Part In ‘Mile Challenge’ Later This Month

June 4, 2021 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is encouraging schools to get involved in a healthy initiative for families this month. Irish Life Health has launched the ‘Family Mile Challenge’ with Athletics Ireland to encourage families to get out and get active together. Athletics Ireland National Level 2 Coach, Michelle Greaney, says she would […]

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Tommy, Emma, Niamh, Sophie and Liam Culloty all set for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun 5K Challenge.

Take Part In The Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K This Weekend

May 1, 2021 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Lee Strand & An Riocht AC Family Fun Virtual 5K is taking place this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Everyone is welcome to take part, families or individuals of all levels, walkers, joggers or runners. To register for the Lee Strand & An Riocht Family Fun Virtual 5K Challenge visit […]

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Michelle Greaney with the late Jemma O'Shea's sister Josie O'Shea looking forward to the virtual run/walk at Easter.

Take On The 5k/10k Run/Walk To Remember Jemma And Raise Funds For Kerry Hospice

April 1, 2021 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL fitness/strength and conditioning coach is encouraging people to get out and about during the Easter weekend for a great cause. Michelle Greaney is organising the Jemma O’Shea Memorial 5km & 10km Run/Walk in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at UHK between April 1-4 and with the weather […]

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Dr Clare Kambamettu

Kerry Mental Health Association Video To Help Allay Children’s Anxieties

January 8, 2021 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Mental Health Association has teamed up with a well-known clinical psychologist to help to allay the anxiety that children might feel since the Covid-19 lockdown came into effect over Christmas. Ten years after being crowned the Rose of Tralee, Dr. Clare Kambamettu has created a short video to demonstrate […]

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Caroline Corkery and renowned long-distance swimmer Elaine Burrows Dillane promoting the

Beat Lockdown Blues And Help Great Causes With 31 Day January Challenge

December 31, 2020 at 4:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE has never been a better time to do this. With the news that we are now in Lockdown Mk 3, January is looking bleaker than usual this new year. So as well as washing the hands, wearing facemasks and social distancing, keeping the body and mind healthy and building […]

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Caroline Corkery and renowned long-distance swimmer Elaine Burrows Dillane promoting the

A Great Challenge For A Healthy Start To The New Year

December 18, 2020 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

WE haven’t even begun to tackle the turkey, ham and all the rest of the goodies Christmas brings but it’s also the time of year to think about a healthy start to the new year. And as well as washing the hands, facemarks and social distancing, staying healthy and building […]

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Fitness classes are about to commence in the Kerry Sports Academy.

Sponsored: Get Fit For Winter At The Kerry Sports Academy

October 2, 2020 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Sports Academy’s new Autumn timetable is commencing next week from Monday, October 5. The facility is open to the public 7 days a week. Facilities include an aerobics studio, dance studio, gym, hydrotherapy pool and sports hall. There is a wide range of new activities to choose from […]

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Mary Holly, Lorraine, Sebestova, Claire O'Connor, Brenda Lynch and Carmel Foran at the finale of the Born To Run Couch To 5k programme. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Born To Run Club’s ‘Couch To 5k’ Programme Finally Concludes

August 28, 2020 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Born to Run’s hugely popular ‘Couch-to-5k’ programme finally came to a conclusion this week, as its participants completed their 5km graduation runs. The programme started back in January, however just hours before the participants were set to undertake their final graduation run in March, it had to be called off […]

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Pictured at the launch of Women on the Water in Killorglin are (from left): Mary McGrath, Kerry Canoe Club, Killorglin, Jimmy Deenihan, Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership and Colette Lawlor, Canoeing Ireland with members of the Canoe Club. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

New Programme Aims To Get ‘Women On The Water’

July 31, 2020 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the reopening of our county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, has announced a new programme designed for women called ‘Kerry’s Explore Our Waterways – Women on the Water’. “Kerry’s abundant Waterways provide an ideal environment for people to get outside and get active,” said Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of Kerry Recreation […]

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Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

Run, Walk Or Cycle 5k To Help Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

July 30, 2020 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross is appealing for people to run, walk or cycle 5k in aid of the service on the weekend of August 22/23 and make a donation to their gofundme page. The Tralee branch was recently donated a 132 Mercedes sprinter from NAS (National […]

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People taking part in the Social Cycle in town on Saturday.

Kerry Cycling Campaign Launches Manifesto To Promote Cycling In Towns And Villages

July 27, 2020 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cycling Campaign launched their Regional Cycling Collective Manifesto at a ‘social cycle’ event in Tralee on Saturday afternoon. Launching the manifesto, Anluan Dunne, speaking on behalf of Kerry Cycling Campaign said; “Today, we launch our draft vision document which aims to promote and celebrate everyday cycling in, towns, villages […]

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A Social Cycle With Coffee And Cake In Town This Saturday

A Social Cycle With Coffee And Cake In Town This Saturday

July 24, 2020 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Cycling Campaign is hosting an event on Saturday from the Square to get people out on their bikes in a social setting. They are inviting people to join them at 3pm for a ‘social cycle’ followed by coffee, cake and a chat, with all ages and abilities welcome. […]

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Roger Harty: Musings About The Now

Roger Harty: Musings About The Now

July 19, 2020 at 1:34 pm 1 comment

ANYBODY who knows me will know that I am a huge fan of a book called ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle. I can safely say that having become familiar with the book and all the ins and outs about understanding the Now it has changed my life. It […]

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Launching the run were, in front, Mary Gardiner, Andrea O'Donoghue and Michelle Greaney. At back; Ollie O'Sullivan with Liam, John and Stephen Griffin. Photo: Dermot Crean

Charity Run/Walk To Get People Moving On Bank Holiday Weekend

July 14, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

WITH many running events postponed for the moment, here’s something to look forward to and train for over the coming fortnight. The ‘Kerry Goes Pink For Livie Virtual Run/Walk’ will take place over the August Bank Holiday weekend with all funds raised going towards the plight of a little lady, […]

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TEAM GEANEY FOR  Gene… Cycle for University Hospital Kerry - ICU
Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, Killarney,  became the name in everyone’s hearts and minds during the  Covid-19 Lockdown in Ireland. Gene contracted the horrific coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at University Hospital Kerry placing him in an induced coma and ventilator to assist in his breathing for 3 months. He remains in hospital today, and is making a slow but steady recovery. 
Fundraiser and cyclist Denis Geaney and his  ‘Team Geaney’ crew are planning to Cycle the Ring of Kerry on Saturday 25 th July 2020, to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department. In line with HSE guidelines recommendations, it will only be members of  Team Geaney’s  crew that  will cycle on the day. They are encouraging people to donate to the Go Fund Me Page. 
To donate please use GoFundMe https://gf.me/u/ygcrtc , from left, Eileen O’Leary, Mike Doherty,  Denis Geaney, Siobhan Tangney, Batt O’Sullivan, Derry Healy, Mike Brosnan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan /NO REPRO FEE

‘Team Geaney’ To Cycle Ring Of Kerry For ICU Department At UHK

July 14, 2020 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A RING of Kerry cycle will take place later this month in aid of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department to thank them for taking care of a well-known Kerry man who was seriously ill with COVID-19. Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, contracted coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

July 5, 2020 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

ACCEPTANCE is one of the most powerful tools that you can have in your psychological welfare arsenal. I discovered this many years ago and I regularly use phrases like ‘it is as it is’ or the infamous teenage phrase of ‘whatever’ much to the chagrin of my family and friends. The […]

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Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

Create Your Own Ring Of Kerry Cycle Finish Line And You Could Win A €1,000 Bike

July 2, 2020 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE organisers of The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle have launched a #FinishLineFantasy challenge in an effort to further promote cycling and to encourage participants to recreate their own finish on Saturday July 4, marking the original date of the 2020 cycle. The Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle organisers have […]

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Operations Manager at Kerry Sports Academy, Hazel Byrne.

Kerry Sports Academy Reopens To Public From Monday

June 30, 2020 at 4:38 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sports Academy is re-opening its doors on July 6 with facilities available to the public on a 7 day basis. Customers will need to pre-book all services via a phone app on a first-come, first-served basis to ensure that numbers are controlled to allow for physical distancing within the […]

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Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching with Martin O'Sullivan and Con O'Connor of Pieta House launching the challenge in memory of Conor Cusack.

Michelle’s Running Challenge Fundraiser To Remember Conor

June 24, 2020 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman is hosting a fundraiser in memory of a friend who passed away last week, which encourages people to get moving to help their mental health. Conor Cusack from The Kerries was a popular member of the local Born To Run Club and an avid runner who completed […]

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Kerry People Encouraged To ‘BeActive’ This Sunday

Kerry People Encouraged To ‘BeActive’ This Sunday

June 23, 2020 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE people of Kerry are being invited to be get some exercise on Sunday, June 28 as part of the Sport Ireland National BeActive Day. Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership is one of 29 Local Sports Partnerships in the country who are coming together to celebrate a day of physical […]

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Roger Harty: Remembering My Father

Roger Harty: Remembering My Father

June 21, 2020 at 12:21 pm 6 comments

I SELDOM write about things of a personal nature, but I suppose being the day that’s in it I believe it would be remiss of me not to mention my father, so I decided to go the whole hog and write about him. My father Roger was one of 13 […]

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Roger Harty: Just Do It

Roger Harty: Just Do It

June 14, 2020 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

J.D.I. (the Nike slogan) is a slogan that is very close to my heart. The reason for this is that it works and it was of huge benefit to me in my own life. Every morning I made myself go for a walk, rain, hail or snow whether I liked […]

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Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

Roger Harty: Where Is The Love?

June 7, 2020 at 11:54 am 5 comments

I HAVE always said to get the solutions to the deeper elements of life it is far far easier and better to ask the right question than spending an eternity looking for answers. In America, with all that is going on right now, I ask the simple open question ‘Where […]

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