Health&Fitness

Sponsored: Teen Gym Programme For Summer At Kerry Sports Academy

Sponsored: Teen Gym Programme For Summer At Kerry Sports Academy

June 2, 2024 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE summer holiday are here for most secondary school students so there’s a lot of free time to fill! Well here’s something to keep them occupied in a healthy way over the coming months. The Kerry Sports Academy will be running a Teen Gym Programme commencing in June and will run […]

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Looking forward to the Spa NS Donal Walsh 6k Challenge on May 26. Photo by Dermot Crean

Community To Come Together This Sunday For Donal Walsh 6k Challenge

May 23, 2024 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE ground of Spa National School will be a hive of activity this Sunday morning for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. Over the years the event has […]

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Young members of St Pats GAA Club are joined by Club Chairman Sean Daly, PRO Sharon Williams, sponsors Michael Moriarty 3D Personnel, George and Liam Poff Poff Motors and John Vahey Divane's Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and John Lenihan at the launch of the Dingle Way Challenge. Photo by Dermot Crean

Countdown Is On To The St Pat’s GAA Club Dingle Way Challenge

May 23, 2024 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are well in hand with less than two weeks to go until the St Pat’s GAA Club Dingle Way Challenge. The walking event takes place on the Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend and the Challenge has grown in popularity over the last number of years with many […]

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The Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk takes place on May 26.

Fundraising Walk To Remember Popular Currans Man

May 22, 2024 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk will once again take place on Sunday, May 26 in Currans Village marking the third year of the event. Last year attracted a crowd of almost 350 walkers in memory of the popular and much loved man from Currans, who passed away in 2020 […]

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Teacher Maura O'Sullivan, Principal Mike O'Toole and teacher Danny Murphy with pupil looking forward to the St John's Parochial School Fundraising Run which takes place on Sunday, May 19. Photo by Dermot Crean

Family Fun Run On Sunday To Help Local School

May 17, 2024 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE folks at St John’s Parochial School on Ashe Street, Tralee are looking forward to welcoming the wide community to an event this Sunday morning as a fundraiser for their school. The children, their parents and staff are planning the school’s second annual fun run in Tralee Town Park to […]

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Public Invited To Cycle Greenway This Saturday To Mark Bike Week And Biodiversity Week

Public Invited To Cycle Greenway This Saturday To Mark Bike Week And Biodiversity Week

May 16, 2024 at 1:07 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Cycling Campaign will be hosting a Nature Cycle along the Tralee to Fenit Greenway to mark National Bike Week which is running until Sunday and also National Biodiversity Week which takes place from this Friday until Sunday, May 26. Starting at the Greenway entrance opposite Casement Train Station, participants can […]

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The Kilmoyley Run is always a fun event.

Popular Kilmoyley 5k/10k Fundraising Run To Take Place This Month

May 15, 2024 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kilmoyley Tidy Towns’ 5k/10k fundraising run will take place once again this year on Sunday, May 26 at 10am. The event is a very popular way of getting the community together as well as welcoming running enthusiasts from outside the local area. It will follow the usual 5k route […]

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Gearing up for this years 3 Peak Challenge, Kevin Murphy Chairperson Killarney Cycling Club - centre, Niamh Cronin and James Doyle Down Syndrome Kerry Denis Cronin, committee member Down Syndrome KerryFiona O'Donoghue, Anne Marie Houlihan and Lisa Barton, members of Killarney Cycling Club

Cyclists Encouraged To Take Part In Event For Down Syndrome Kerry

May 14, 2024 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

CYCLING enthusiasts are encouraged to saddle up for Down Syndrome Kerry in partnership with Killarney Cycling Club on Saturday, 15th June, 2024 for this year’s Three Peaks Challenge. The event, the only one day cycle event Down Syndrome Kerry is associated with this year, promises to be a fabulous day […]

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Looking forward to the Spa NS Donal Walsh 6k Challenge on May 26. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa Community Looks Forward To The Donal Walsh 6K Challenge

May 14, 2024 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

SPA National School will once again hold the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ this month. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. Over the years the event has gone from strength to strength but the […]

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Free Event On Older Persons Health Awareness Next Week In Tralee

Free Event On Older Persons Health Awareness Next Week In Tralee

May 10, 2024 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE HSE Community Work Department and Community Health Network, in partnership with older person groups in Tralee are hosting an event in Tralee next week. This Health Awareness Event will take place in The Rose Hotel on Wednesday, May 15, from 10am to 2pm. There will be a talk from […]

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'Run With Ray' comes to Tralee on Monday, May 20.

Tralee People Invited To Run With Ray D’Arcy This Month

May 8, 2024 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ray D’Arcy ‘Run With Ray’ 5k series is coming to Tralee later this month. The popular RTE radio personality will be in town on Monday, May 20 where he will broadcast his show and afterwards take to the Town Park for a run. They will use the Tralee parkrun […]

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At the launch of were, from left; David McCarty of AADI, Kieran Corcoran of Corcoran's Furniture and Carpets; James O'Donoghue, Shane O'Callaghan and Mikayla Corcoran.

Charity Walk To Help Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland

April 30, 2024 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

FORMER Kerry footballer James O’ Donoghue has formally launched Corcoran’s Furniture and Carpets charity walk in aid of Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland (AADI). The event will take place on Saturday, June 8 through the iconic Gap of Dunloe. Killarney AADI family, Darragh Cattigan, his mum, Áine, and star of the show, […]

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The Kerry Camino committee who gathered at The Meadowlands Hotel last night making final preparations for this weekend's event. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

Final Preparations In Place For Kerry Camino This Weekend

April 30, 2024 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S all systems go as the annual Kerry Camino is set to take place this May Bank Holiday Weekend. Walking in the footsteps of St. Brendan along the Dingle Way – Kerry Camino is not just a great idea to encourage walking tourism, but is reviving Kerry’s links with pilgrims […]

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Born To Run Club members Noreen O'Leary,  Caitriona O'Sullivan and Helen Twomey at the launch of the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon Event. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club To Host 5k, 10k And Half-Marathon Event In June

April 24, 2024 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

BORN To Run Club Tralee will once again host their 5k, 10k and Half Marathon event on Sunday, June 23. The club has teamed up with Kerry Cancer Support Group to raise much needed funds for the organisation. Participants can either run a 5k/10k or Half Marathon to secure their […]

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REPRO FREE - MENTAL health advocate Philip Kissane from Killarney has nominated Kerry Mental Health Association as the benefitting charity when he takes part in the 200km Kerry Way Ultra Marathon in September. The event will be staged along the trails and mountains of the scenic Kerry Way over two consecutive days and through the night, the equivalent of 5 Marathons. As well as being the Construction Site Manager for Sisk at the new Killarney Community Hospital, Philip is a mental health ambassador for the company. All funds raised will go directly to Kerry Mental Health Association who help people in Kerry with mental health challenges, their families and carers. Visit https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/Philip Kissane 11 to donate. 
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Philip To Take On 200k Kerry Way Ultra Marathon For KMHA

April 19, 2024 at 4:04 pm Comments are Disabled

MENTAL health advocate Philip Kissane from Killarney has nominated Kerry Mental Health Association as the benefitting charity when he takes part in the 200km Kerry Way Ultra Marathon in September. The event will be staged along the trails and mountains of the scenic Kerry Way over two consecutive days and […]

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Walk, jog or run a mile a day this May with the Mater Hospital Foundation by signing up to their new '31 Miles in May' challenge. Put a spring in your step and do something really special for patients with dementia by helping to raise vital funds for the Hospital. Everyone who registers will receive a free challenge t-shirt and miles tracker. To learn more, visit www.materfoundation.ie.

Take The 31 Miles In May Challenge To Support Dementia Care At Mater Hospital

April 16, 2024 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mater Hospital Foundation is calling on people across Kerry to lace up, head out and take on its new 31 Miles in May challenge, supporting dementia care in the Mater Hospital. This challenge is an opportunity for family members, friends, carers and anyone wanting to make a difference to […]

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Repro Free : A Decade of cutting-edge care at UHK's Endoscopy unit celebrating a over 10 years of excellence in endoscopic care at UHK Endoscopy at UHK (2014-2024)
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In 2014, University Hospital Kerry (UHK) marked a significant milestone with the opening of its state-of-the-art Endoscopy Unit, inaugurated by the then Minister for Health Mr. James O’Reilly.  This cutting-edge facility, formerly a hospital laundry, underwent a complete reconstruction to meet the highest healthcare standards.  

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A Decade of cutting-edge care: Endoscopy at UHK (2014-2024)
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In 2014, University Hospital Kerry (UHK) marked a significant milestone with the opening of its state-of-the-art Endoscopy Unit, inaugurated by the then Minister for Health Mr. James O’Reilly.  This cutting-edge facility, formerly a hospital laundry, underwent a complete reconstruction to meet the highest healthcare standards.

We are very pleased to be now celebrating a decade of excellence in endoscopic care at UHK.

Since its opening, the Endoscopy Department at UHK has consistently achieved top international accreditation, ensuring exceptional healthcare for all patients.  Led by a team of highly skilled and compassionate professionals, the department prioritises patient-centred care, emphasising dignity, respect, and compassion in every interaction.

With a commitment to continuous improvement, the department aims to enhance patient access and deliver top-quality care while fostering pride among staff.  Dr Israr Un Nabi, Consultant Gastroenterologist at UHK said “We aim to listen and respond to patient’s feedback ensuring continuous care improvements.  Indeed, the Endoscopy Department has consistently achieved above the national standard for positive patient experiences. “

Offering a range of consultant-led services in gastroenterology, surgery, respiratory, and urology, the Endoscopy Unit provides specialised care to prevent, diagnose, and treat referred patients.  Referrals are accepted from general practitioners, with regular outpatient clinics led by consultants and nurses to facilitate timely care.

The department's multidisciplinary approach extends to inpatient consultations, collaborating closely with other clinical teams and specialists, including general surgeons, dieticians, and colorectal nurses.  This collaborative effort ensures comprehensive clinical care for a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions.

Since 2014, the Endoscopy Department has been integral to the National Bowel Screening Service, conducting over 3,000 patient procedures to date.  This vital service offers patients invaluable access to bowel screening, with diagnostic and therapeutic care delivered by expert endoscopists in the accredited unit at UHK.  As UHK celebrates a decade of excellence in endoscopic care, it remains committed to advancing patient outcomes and delivering compassionate, state-of-the-art healthcare to the community.

Marking 10th Anniversary Of UHK’s Endoscopy Unit

April 4, 2024 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

UNIVERSITY Hospital Kerry celebrated a milestone recently with the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Endoscopy Unit. In 2014, state-of-the-art Endoscopy Unit, was opened by the then Minister for Health Mr. James O’Reilly.  The facility, formerly a hospital laundry, underwent a complete reconstruction. Since its opening, the Endoscopy Department […]

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Tranquility in nature...Well-known wellness personality, Roz Purcell, taking time at Derrycunnihy, leading The Nature Valley Hike, as part of the Wander Wild Festival in Killarney National Park. The adventure and wellness festival continues until Sunday. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan/FREE PIC***/Issued 22/03/2024

PHOTOS: Thousands Attended Events During Wander Wild Festival

March 26, 2024 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST weekend’s Wander Wild Festival in Killarney was a massive success with an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 people attending ticketed events and street activities. Many ever-popular activities returned this year as well as some exciting new additions – many of which sold out. These included Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP), a […]

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Get Set For The Fenit Coastal Cycle Next Week

Get Set For The Fenit Coastal Cycle Next Week

March 15, 2024 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just over a week to go until the annual Fenit Coastal Cycle. The event is a great way to get out in the spring air and enjoy the wonderful scenery in the area. The cycle takes place from St. Brendan’s National School Fenit on Saturday, March 23 at 10am. There […]

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Sponsored: An Unforgettable Line-Up Of Events At Wander Wild Festival

March 7, 2024 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just two weeks remaining until the highly anticipated Wander Wild Festival in Killarney, which takes place from 22nd to 24th March, outdoor, adventure, and wellness enthusiasts are gearing up for an unforgettable weekend in the heart of nature. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the 26,000-acre UNESCO Killarney National […]

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CAMINO FOR CRY: In order to raise money for CRY Ireland, Aidan O'Mahony is urging people to walk the Camino de Santiago with him this September 2024. Through free access to grief assistance and cardiac assessments, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) Ireland assists families who have lost loved ones to sudden cardiac death. Aidan O'Mahony, an ambassador for CRY, gets ready for the journey at Glenageenty Woods in County Kerry. To register your interest or for additional information, please visit cry.ie. Photo: Pauline Dennigan

Aidan’s Invitation To Join Him On Camino For CRY

January 31, 2024 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE-TIME All Ireland winning Kerry footballer and CRY Ireland ambassador, Aidan O’Mahony, is gearing up for the iconic Camino de Santigo this autumn and he’s looking for people to join him. This venture is more than just a personal challenge for Aidan; it’s a heartfelt initiative to raise crucial funds […]

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Club members launching the Kerins O'Rahillys 5k and 10k Run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Sign Up For The Kerins O’Rahillys 5k And 10k Run

January 21, 2024 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just one week to go until hundreds take to the road for the annual  Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run. Held in association with FBD Insurance, it’s been a massively successful event and this year’s run will be in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. The […]

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Tralee Pharmacies To Offer Free Blood Pressure Checks Next Thursday

Tralee Pharmacies To Offer Free Blood Pressure Checks Next Thursday

January 12, 2024 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU) are teaming up with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation to support National Blood Pressure Day 2024. The partnership will see over 28 participating pharmacies in Kerry, including nine in Tralee (see list below), offering once-off free blood pressure checks this Thursday, January 18. Following a quick, easy, and […]

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Setting off on the Kerins O'Rahillys 10k and 5k Run on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Save The Date For The Annual Kerins O’Rahillys 5k And 10k Run

January 4, 2024 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A HUGELY successful event over the past number of years, the Kerins O’Rahillys 10k run and 5k fun run returns at the end of the month. Held in association with FBD Insurance, this year’s run will be in aid of the Kerry Cancer Support Group. The popular run (also open […]

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Pictured L to R Petrina Comerford, Leah O Sullivan, Bernadette Fitzgerald, Hazel Byrne, Emma Cruise, Sigrid Crean

Kerry Sports Academy Receives National Quality Award

December 20, 2023 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Sports Academy has been awarded the National Quality Standard (NQS) at a special ceremony held at the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny. The NQS is the most sought-after accolade in the leisure and fitness industry and it’s awarded to facilities that meet the operational standards for leisure and fitness facilities. […]

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Making the dash at the Christmas Swim in Fenit on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Traditional Christmas Day Dips To Take Place In Banna And Fenit

December 13, 2023 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH less than two weeks to go to the big day, it’s worth a reminder that there’s wonderful opportunities to take a bracing dip and help out two great causes on Christmas Day in Banna and Fenit. The annual Christmas Day Swim in Fenit will take place at 12 noon […]

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The walkers gather for the Bill Kirby Memorial Walk on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Active During Christmas With St Stephen’s Day Walk

December 7, 2023 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

FOR many, Christmas is a time for rest, relaxation and indulging in the finer things in life, but if you want to get active, then the annual St Stephen’s Day Walk in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation is for you. The walk, organised by Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor, is held […]

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Some of the participants in the Santa 5k Fun Run at the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Take To The Road This Sunday At The Santa 5k Run

December 7, 2023 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the most popular family festive events, the Tralee 5km Santa Fun Run, is back again this year for its 10th anniversary. As always, the Tralee Bay Wetlands will be a sea of red and white this Sunday, December 10, at 11am as everyone is encouraged to dress up […]

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Alicia Buckley, Mary McCoy and Petrina Comerford the GOAL Mile at Kerry Sports Academy on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Taking A Walk At The Kerry Sports Academy In Aid Of GOAL

November 30, 2023 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and staff at MTU took a walk on Wednesday to raise funds for GOAL this Christmas. The GOAL Mile saw walkers leave from the entrance of the Kerry Sports Academy at the MTU for a short walk around campus for the great cause. The GOAL Mile is a renowned and long-standing event that helps raise […]

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Assembling before the Goal Mile event at Kerry Sports Academy on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

All Welcome To GOAL Mile Event At Kerry Sports Academy Next Week

November 22, 2023 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and staff at MTU will be out in force to raise funds for GOAL this Christmas with a special event next week. A GOAL Mile will take place on Wednesday, November 29 at 1pm. The walk will start from the entrance of the Kerry Sports Academy at the MTU North Campus and organisers are […]

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