Health&Fitness

Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

Roger Harty: Why We Don’t Like Taking Orders

November 17, 2019 at 1:02 pm 0 comments

IF our mind was to be called after a County, what County would it be called after? Answer:  Cork Why? Because Cork is known as The Rebel County and have no doubt that our mind by its very nature is a rebel. Do you know that over 80% of our […]

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Mary Fitzgerald and Mikey Sheehy launch the upcoming information evening on Men's Cancers. Photo by Dermot Crean

Comfort For Chemo Kerry To Host Free Information Evening On Men’s Cancers

November 11, 2019 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

COMFORT for Chemo Kerry will host a free information evening— ‘Maintenance For Men’ — on Men’s Cancers on Tuesday, November 19 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at The Rose Hotel. One in three men get cancer every year . We need to take action and it is predicted that by taking […]

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Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Roger Harty: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

November 10, 2019 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

I WAS looking at Facebook during the week and up popped an image which for me finally produced the answer to the age old question – Why did the chicken cross the road? It showed a picture of a chicken in the middle of the road with a word bubble […]

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Claire Molloy

Sponsored: How Slimming World Changed Claire And How It Can Help You Too

October 24, 2019 at 11:51 am 1 comment

IN August of 2014, Claire Molloy, a busy mum of four from Tralee, decided that she had enough of yoyo dieting. After increasing her family from two to four in 2009 with the arrival of twin boys she tipped the scales at 14.5 stone and thus began years of losing […]

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Roger Harty: Time

Roger Harty: Time

October 20, 2019 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

I ONCE heard a quote from an elderly Tipperary man, when he was asked about time, he said “there are three important aspects about time when doing anything” Be on time. Take your time. and Go home in time. Mankind has always been baffled about time. Imagine if you could, […]

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Kerry People Asked To Take Part In ‘Wear A Hat Day’ For Brain Tumour Ireland

October 19, 2019 at 8:17 am Comments are Disabled

IRISH charity Brain Tumour Ireland (BTI) is calling on the people of Kerry to don their favourite hat in support of its annual fundraising campaign #WearAHatDay on Friday,  October 25. The annual campaign raises funds for the charity’s vital support and information services for people diagnosed with brain tumours and […]

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Enda O'Sullivan

Enda To Run New York City Marathon In Aid Of Palliative Care Unit

October 18, 2019 at 8:10 am Comments are Disabled

A KILFENORA man is preparing for a fundraiser to help out a facility which provided great care to his parents during their illnesses before they passed away. Enda O’Sullivan of The Tankard Bar is in training to join around 50,000 runners for the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November […]

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Gemma O'Shea, Alayia O'Mahony, Teresa Grimes, Josephine O'Shea and Margaret Wharton at the Run Ballymac event at St Brendan's Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take Part In Inaugural ‘Run Ballymac’ Event

October 14, 2019 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

THE community came out in force on Sunday morning for the inaugural Run Ballymac event from St Brendan’s community centre. With glorious sunshine, conditions were perfect for the half marathon, 10k, 5k and family run events put on by Ballymacelligott GAA Club. Around 350 people of all ages registered for the […]

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Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

Roger Harty: There’s No Point In Worrying

October 13, 2019 at 9:47 am 1 comment

I was walking down Denny St Tralee recently and I met a friend of mine and stopped for a chat. She was worried about her daughter who had just emigrated to Perth, Australia and she was very concerned about how she was getting on and also whether her two granddaughters […]

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Kerry addiction treatment centre Talbot Grove has unveiled a new name and identity in tandem with the release of its annual report. The Castleisland facility, which offers Residential, Continuing Care and Concerned Persons programmes, will be known as The Grove, with a new logo incorporating a birch leaf and symbolising new beginnings. Meanwhile in its annual report it was noted that the number of clients presenting with cocaine addiction continues to climb with a further 5% increase reported in 2018.  The report also found an increase in younger clients - in 2018, there was a 30% increase in clients aged between 24 and 29. From left, Sean Fleming, Deputy Director, Meadbh O’Connor, Front Desk, Peggy Keane, Counsellor, Kathleen Walsh, Chef, Marie McEllistrim, Front Desk, Dolores Tiernan, Director, The Grove and Miney Harnett, Maintenance. Photo: Valerie O'Sullivan.FREE PIC/NO REPRO FEE/ISSUED 10/10/2020

Numbers Seeking Treatment For Cocaine Addiction Rises At Kerry Facility

October 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TO coincide with the announcement of a new identity, for Talbot Grove, the addiction treatment centre in Castlelisland also announced the details of their annual report where incidents of cocaine addiction is on the increase Talbot Grove has announced that from today, the centre will be known as The Grove […]

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O'Sullivan's Pharmacy

‘Cups Against Breast Cancer’ Coffee Morning At Tralee Pharmacy

October 8, 2019 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE pharmacy is hosting a charity event on this Friday morning to benefit the Irish Cancer Society. The ‘Cups Against Breast Cancer’ coffee morning will take place at O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy at Centrepoint on Edward Street from 10am to 1pm. This is an event that will be held all over […]

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Pieta House at 28 Moyderwell.

Pieta House Tralee Invites All To Open Day

October 8, 2019 at 2:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PIETA House in Moyderwell, Tralee is hosting an open day on Thursday, October  17. Pieta House Tralee provides a professional one-to-one therapeutic service for people who are experiencing suicidal ideation, people who have attempted suicide, people who are engaging in self-harm and people bereaved by suicide. Con O’Connor of Pieta […]

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Roger Harty: My Greatest Application

Roger Harty: My Greatest Application

October 6, 2019 at 10:58 am 1 comment

I WROTE last week (here) about my greatest awareness being ‘living in the now’ so ergo it should make absolute sense that my greatest application should be practicing ‘living in the Now’. The two key words here are the words ‘should’ and ‘practice’. As Jesus said – ‘The road to […]

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Roger Harty: My Greatest Awareness

Roger Harty: My Greatest Awareness

September 29, 2019 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

AS you might well be aware that there is much talk about mental health of recent times as this is mental health awareness month. My own dealings (I don’t like the words battle or fight) with anxiety/depression have been well documented and my main advice here would be to treat […]

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Members of Ballymacelligott GAA Club looking forward to 'Run Ballymac' next month.

Ballymac GAA Prepares For Running Event Next Month

September 27, 2019 at 1:05 pm Comments are Disabled

BALLYMACELLIGOTT GAA club is hoping as many people as possible turn up in their running shoes for an event next month. The inaugural ‘Run Ballymac’ will be held on Sunday, October 13 and will feature a half marathon 10k, 5k and family fun run. All money raised will go to the […]

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Mountain Biking Event In Town Park This Saturday

Mountain Biking Event In Town Park This Saturday

September 27, 2019 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

SOMETHING different in the Town Park on a Saturday. As part of European Week of Sport 2019, Mountain Biking Kerry will be holding a mountain biking experience day in Tralee Town Park in conjunction with Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership. On the day, two local mountain biking clubs will be […]

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At the opening of Donal's Den at the Palliative Care Unit were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Fionnbar and Elma Walsh and Maura Sullivan. Back from left; John Sheehy, Dr Des McMahon, Emer Hallissey, Dr Patricia Sheahan, Mari O'Connell, McAtamney, Aine Moriarty, Maura Sullivan, Andrea O'Donoghue, and Joan Carmody.

Donal’s Den Officially Opened At Palliative Care Unit

September 25, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

A ROOM where teenagers can go to relax and take some time to themselves was officially  opened last Thursday at the Palliative Care In-patient Unit at University Hospital Kerry. While the Unit opened in September of 2017, the staff decided to invite Elma and Fionnbar Walsh to the opening of […]

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24-9-2019: Sport Inclusion Disability Officers based in the 29 Local Sports Partnerships nationwide pictured at the Kerry Sports Academy in Tralee for a training day on Tuesday as part of European Week of Sport.  Cara in conjunction with Sport Ireland coordinated a day of inclusion training at the Kerry Sports Academy for the network of Sport Inclusion Disability Officers based in the 29 Local Sports Partnerships nationwide. They were also joined by a dedicated team of Cara tutors who deliver over 100 inclusion workshops nationwide. 
The inclusion training was facilitated by two international leaders in Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity. Dr Lynn Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at State University of New York at Cortland, and the director for the Inclusive Recreation Resource Centernand  Dr. Lauren Liebermann Distinguished Service Professor at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, who are leading authorities in the world on physical activity and sports for children who are blind or visually impaired. 
Photo: Don MacMonagle

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More info: Michael Gilroy - mgilroy@caracentre.ie
Media Release 24th September 2019 For Immediate Release
International leaders in Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity deliver training at Kerry Sports Academy
As part of European Week of Sport, Cara in conjunction with Sport Ireland coordinated a day of inclusion training at the Kerry Sports Academy for the network of Sport Inclusion Disability Officers based in the 29 Local Sports Partnerships nationwide. They were also joined by a dedicated team of Cara tutors who deliver over 100 inclusion workshops nationwide. 
The inclusion training was facilitated by two international leaders in Inclusive Sport and Physical Activity. Dr Lynn Anderson is a Distinguished Service Professor in the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department at State University of New York at Cortland, and the director for the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center. She has been active in the field of therapeutic recreation, inclusion, and outdoor recreation for over 40 years. Dr. Lauren Liebermann, is currently a Distinguished Service Professor at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, and teaching adapted physical education. She is the leading authority in the world on physical activity and sports for children who are blind or visually impaired. 
Speaking at the training day Cara CEO, Niamh Daffy said: “We are delighted to have both Dr Lynn Anderson and Dr Lauren Lieberman here with us today to further upskill the network Sports Inclusion Disability Officers and Cara Tutors who are all doing fantastic work at community level to bring about more inclusive practice with the aim of increasing sport and physical activity participation opportunities for people with disabilities.  ” 
More information can be found at www.caracentre.ie  or by contacting Michael Gilroy at mgilroy@caracentre.ie. 
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For Further Information:
Michael Gilroy
mgilroy@caracentre.ie 

Notes to the Editor:
Cara (Sport-Inclusion-Ireland) is a national not for profit, pan-disability sport organisation, working to ensure people with disabilities have equal access to, and awareness of participation opportunities in sport and physical activities of their choice.
For more information see: www.caracentre.ie 
Euopean Week of Sport. The 2019 European Week of Sport and Physical Activity will be celebrated across Ireland from 23rd-30th September 2019. European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. #BEACTIVE
For more information see:  https://www.sportireland.ie/Participation/European-Week-Of-Sport-/

Leaders In Inclusive Sport And Physical Activity Deliver Training At Sports Academy

September 25, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

AS part of European Week of Sport, Cara in conjunction with Sport Ireland coordinated a day of inclusion training at the Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee for the network of Sport Inclusion Disability Officers based in the 29 Local Sports Partnerships nationwide. They were also joined by a dedicated […]

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Roger Harty: Concentrate On The Process

Roger Harty: Concentrate On The Process

September 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is a wonderful ancient piece of advice that I believe has its origin in Buddhist philosophy and it goes something like this. ‘Concentrate on the process and the results will come’. If there is one flaw in this phrase it could be this. How can I concentrate on a […]

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Niamh Quirke and Tracey Cahill at the Horan's Healthstores Health and Wellness Fest at The Rose Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Crowds At Horan’s Healthstores Health And Wellbeing Fest

September 22, 2019 at 8:51 am Comments are Disabled

IT may have been a wet afternoon, but people came in their droves to the Horan’s Healthstores Health and Wellness Fest yesterday…and it’s going on again today from 10am to 5.30pm! Taking place in The Rose Hotel, they have key speakers including renowned nutritionists Patrick Holford & Dr. Marilyn Glenville, nutritionist and author […]

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Marisa Reidy, Kathleen Collins and Maureen O'Brien eyeing up Eamonn Kirby's beard which will be shaved off at the end of November as part of Recovery Haven's Movember Fundraiser. Photo by Dermot Crean

Eamon To Lose His Beard After 45 Years As Part Of Movember Challenge

September 21, 2019 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

A NORTH Kerry publican who has sported his signature beard for over 45 years has pledged to face the chop in support of cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry. Well known Ardfert pub owner Eamon Kirby has become one of the first ‘victims’ of Recovery Haven’s 2019 Movember Challenge which […]

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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

Get To The Rose Hotel For The Horan’s Healthstores Health And Wellness Fest

September 20, 2019 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE Horan’s Healthstores Health and Wellness Fest is back this weekend 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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Brian Crean and Steve Baker of Banna Sea Rescue with Derek Rusk of Manor West Retail Park at last year's event. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Discover More About Local Organisations At ‘Community On Your Doorstep’ This Saturday

September 20, 2019 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

MANOR West Shopping Centre and Retail Park will welcome a host of Kerry’s local community organisations for its ‘Community on Your Doorstep’ exhibition this weekend. Taking place on Saturday, September 21, the event will showcase a wide variety of organisations, clubs and services which are right on the doorstep of […]

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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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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

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

September 11, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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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