Health&Fitness

Council’s ‘In This Together’ Initiative Promotes Healthy Activity During Crisis

Council’s ‘In This Together’ Initiative Promotes Healthy Activity During Crisis

May 30, 2020 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

KERRY County Council has commenced the local rollout of the new ‘In This Together’ initiative which is a national campaign aimed at promoting activity, mental wellbeing and staying connected during the COVID-19 emergency. The #In this Together Campaign Kerry is building on the concept of doing something that makes people […]

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Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

Roger Harty: Why I Like The Term ‘Elderly’

May 24, 2020 at 11:58 am 0 comments

THE government had a tricky job recently, whereby because of all this Covid Virus business, they had to act quickly and segregate the older generation from the rest. Quick action meant that they had no time for petty nuances and they defined the older generation (i.e. those over 70 years […]

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Irish Cancer Society Wants Kerry People To Do ‘Marathon In A Month’

Irish Cancer Society Wants Kerry People To Do ‘Marathon In A Month’

May 22, 2020 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Irish Cancer Society is encouraging people across Kerry to get active and clock up a Marathon in a Month this June to help support people affected by cancer. The effects of the coronavirus pandemic are far-reaching for the cancer community and the Irish Cancer Society has expanded its services […]

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Roger Harty: A Thank You To The Elderly…

Roger Harty: A Thank You To The Elderly…

May 17, 2020 at 12:37 pm 1 comment

AS I sit here reflecting on the Covid-19 virus to date, I feel a deep sense of gratitude towards our elderly population and what they have done for our country. What they have done is sheer patriotism at its best which is a very rare commodity in the modern world. […]

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Roger Harty: A Wise Man

Roger Harty: A Wise Man

May 3, 2020 at 11:56 am 1 comment

IT was many years ago in St Brendans College in Killarney that Fr Horgan asked the class if they could define a wise man. The class went silent and were mystified waiting for an answer when Fr Horgan spoke up; “a wise man is a man who knows that he […]

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Dáithí Ó Sé wants the public to take part in a virtual tea day next week.

Dáithí Encourages People To Host Virtual Tea Morning For Alzheimer’s Society

April 29, 2020 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

  RTÉ stars Dáithí Ó Sé and Sinead Kennedy are calling on the nation to show solidarity with people with dementia and their family carers and have Tea in Every Home with their friends and loved ones on the phone or online to mark the first ever Virtual Alzheimer’s Tea […]

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Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Smell The Roses

April 26, 2020 at 10:24 am 1 comment

SOMEONE, who I have great respect for, put it to me very clearly recently when she said ‘Roger we are living a new reality, aren’t we?’ This is so true. We are living in a new reality and knowing that to begin with is a great start. The thing about […]

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ITT Student Nurses Take On 14-Day Step Challenge To Help UHK’s Fight Against COVID-19

ITT Student Nurses Take On 14-Day Step Challenge To Help UHK’s Fight Against COVID-19

April 25, 2020 at 12:01 pm 1 comment

A GROUP of ten second year student nurses from the IT in Tralee are taking part in a challenge  organised by Kerry Sports Acadamy to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry and all involved in taking on the pandemic at the moment. The ladies formed a team to take part […]

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People Urged To Workout During Upcoming National Arthritis Week

April 16, 2020 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

NATIONAL Arthritis Week 2020 begins on Monday April 20 and this year’s theme is #EVERY MOVEMENT MATTERS. Due to the current COVID 19 lockdown all of the Kerry Branch of Arthritis Ireland’s planned exercise sampling sessions are cancelled. Therefore, on their Facebook page, they will be showcasing video highlights from their current […]

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Fidelma Fitzgerald.

‘We Are Going To Be Okay’

April 13, 2020 at 10:42 am 2 comments

With the restrictions extended for a further three weeks, local writer, Fidelma Fitzgerald, said there is still much to be grateful for in our lives under the shadow of COVID-19… TO the good people of Tralee and surrounding areas, many of us recall the great Boomtown Rats and their No.1 […]

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Roger Harty: Loving What Is

Roger Harty: Loving What Is

April 12, 2020 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

TWO of my favourite life philosophers (gurus) are Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie. When you combine the knowledge and the wisdom of the two of them it is like putting a match to dynamite but in a positive way. Both can be extremely helpful but when you combine them the […]

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Roger Harty: Live In The Present

Roger Harty: Live In The Present

April 5, 2020 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

I SAW a lovely post on Facebook this week that funnily enough I had posted myself about 6 years ago and it came up as a memory. It goes like this. One day at a time – this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for […]

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Roger Harty: The Serenity Prayer

Roger Harty: The Serenity Prayer

March 29, 2020 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

NEVER, at least in my lifetime, has the Serenity Prayer been more apt or more helpful than it is at the current moment. What is the Serenity Prayer? I’m fairly sure you have heard of it and perhaps even said it, but this time I’m asking you to slow down […]

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St John Of God Services in Monavalley

St John Of God Services Seeking Nurses, Social Care Workers And Care Assistants

March 27, 2020 at 9:59 am 1 comment

ST John of God Services in Kerry are seeking urgent support in the wake of the Coronavirus crisis. If you are a qualified nurse, social care worker, care assistant or would like to help in household or catering and are interested in supporting the service in this current crisis, please […]

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Alzheimer Society Cancels Tea Day And Makes Urgent Appeal For Support

Alzheimer Society Cancels Tea Day And Makes Urgent Appeal For Support

March 25, 2020 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Alzheimer Society of Ireland is appealing for public support after it had to postpone it’s annual Alzheimer’s Tea Day because of the Coronavirus crisis. It has launched an urgent appeal for vital dementia supports to help them to continue their vital work with people with dementia and their families during the […]

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Shane’s Fundraiser Raises Thousands For Irish Cancer Society

Shane’s Fundraiser Raises Thousands For Irish Cancer Society

March 25, 2020 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL man has already raised thousands of euro from a charity initiative where he is encouraging people to walk or run 5k, on their own, to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society. Shane Kenny from Churchill, who now works in Cork City, came up with the idea after […]

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Roger Harty: Calm Is Cool

Roger Harty: Calm Is Cool

March 15, 2020 at 10:29 am 1 comment

THERE is no doubt that we are living in unprecedented times. If normality was in place, we would now be preparing earnestly for next Tuesday’s St Patrick’s days celebrations, but now all of the talk is of the Covid-19 virus and all of its implications. Unprecedented for this generation at […]

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Roger Harty: Depression – Why It’s Important To Talk About It

Roger Harty: Depression – Why It’s Important To Talk About It

March 8, 2020 at 11:22 am 3 comments

2006 was a very significant year for me. I was coming to terms with depression and was working at sorting it out. I began to look at the roots of the problem and came to the conclusion that the thinking mind (thoughts) was the culprit. Also, 2006 was the year […]

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Sarah Foale and her mom Karyn Moriarty at the CH Tralee Wellness coffee morning event in aid of Recovery Haven on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CH Hosts Fundraiser For Recovery Haven

March 8, 2020 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the bad weather, CH Tralee and Recovery Haven Kerry hosted a successful fundraising coffee morning with a difference on Saturday. It was a morning of health, beauty and wellness in aid of the cancer support charity, with special guests, discussions and demonstrations on show from 11am. Dr Mary McCaffrey […]

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Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Hosts 5k ‘March For Change’ This Sunday

Kerry Businesswomen’s Network Hosts 5k ‘March For Change’ This Sunday

March 5, 2020 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Businesswomen’s Network (KBN), will mark its most important day of the year with a unique celebration this Sunday. KBN invites all Kerry women to lace up their trainers and walk 5km in a ‘March for Change’ in support of Kerry Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre, and the Kerry […]

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CH To Host ‘Morning Of Beauty, Health And Wellness’ For Charity

CH To Host ‘Morning Of Beauty, Health And Wellness’ For Charity

March 2, 2020 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

CH Tralee and Recovery Haven Kerry are joining forces this Saturday, March 7 for a fundraising coffee morning with a difference. The store will host a morning of health, beauty and wellness in aid of the cancer support charity, with special guests, discussions and demonstrations on show from 11am. First […]

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John, Jack and Caroline Collins at the 10 Miler/5k race on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take To The Road For Tralee 10 Miler/5k Race

March 2, 2020 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a huge turnout for the Tralee 10 Miler/5k race on Sunday. Hundreds or runners set off from outside The Rose Hotel and thankfully the rain held off for the most part. It had to be postponed a few weeks ago because of the weather but yesterday was more […]

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Roger Harty: Emotions – What Are They?

Roger Harty: Emotions – What Are They?

March 1, 2020 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

TO understand emotions I believe we have to go back to basics. Just like building a house we have to go back to the foundations. The basic ingredient of a cake is flour.  Without flour you cannot have a cake. No flour – No Cake. The basic ingredient of emotion […]

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Roger Harty: Don’t Get Involved

Roger Harty: Don’t Get Involved

February 23, 2020 at 9:42 am 1 comment

I HAD an aunt who used to give advice that in the event of a row “don’t get involved”. She is long passed on now, God rest her, but I can still hear her voice in my head and she used to pronounce the ‘v’ in involved like a ‘w’, […]

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Launching the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race on Thursday at The Rose Hotel were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Michelle Greaney, MG Coaching and Maura Sullivan, Kerry Hospice. At back; Doreen Moore (past category winner in the 5k), Derek Griffin (Overall winner in the 10 Miler in 2018), Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Stephen Moore (2019 2nd place overall in the 10 Miler) and Niamh O'Mahony (5k winner for the last two years). Photo by Dermot Crean

10 Miler/5k Race Rescheduled For Two Weeks Time

February 17, 2020 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Tralee 10 Miler and 5k event was one of the sporting events that had to be postponed at the weekend, but it has now been rescheduled for Sunday, March 1. Michelle Greaney of MG Fitness who organised the race made the call to postpone the race on Saturday morning. […]

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Roger Harty: An Eye For Calm

Roger Harty: An Eye For Calm

February 16, 2020 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

THERE is something special and exciting about writing on a subject that is very topical to the moment. It’s as if the universe has somehow decided that now is the time to write this article. Well the whole talk in Ireland at the moment is all about storms. We have just […]

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Launching the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race on Thursday at The Rose Hotel were, seated; Joe Hennebery, Kerry Hospice; Michelle Greaney, MG Coaching and Maura Sullivan, Kerry Hospice. At back; Doreen Moore (past category winner in the 5k), Derek Griffin (Overall winner in the 10 Miler in 2018), Mark Sullivan of The Rose Hotel, Stephen Moore (2019 2nd place overall in the 10 Miler) and Niamh O'Mahony (5k winner for the last two years). Photo by Dermot Crean

Runners On Their Marks For Tralee 10 Miler/5k Event

February 11, 2020 at 3:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still time to enter the Tralee 10 Miler/5k which takes place this Sunday. Organised by Michelle Greaney of MG Coaching, the event returns for the third consecutive year and will bring together the ideal combination of club athletes and recreational runners over relatively flat fast courses taking in the outskirts […]

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Roger Harty: Control — It Gets Bad Press

Roger Harty: Control — It Gets Bad Press

February 2, 2020 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

LIKE in every household, ever since being a small child and being told to go to bed early, we start to resist being told what to do. ‘Go to bed now’, ‘eat your vegetables’, ‘put on your coat and hat on when you go outside’, gets met with a very […]

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At the presentation of cheques, the proceeds from the 31 Day Challenge for Positive Mental Health in The Rose Hotel on Friday were, in front; Helen Kelly of Chloe's Journey, Hugh and Enda and Jill O'Brien of Down Syndrome Kerry. At back; Paddy Kelly of Chloe's Journey, Sandra Coffey of Action For Amber, organiser Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Jackie Nagle of Action For Amber and Enda O'Brien of Down Syndrome Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Presented To Charities As 31 Day Challenge Comes To A Close

February 1, 2020 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

SO it’s over again for another year, but for some it could lead to a change of lifestyle and a healthier body and mind for 2020. The ’31 Day January Challenge for Positive Mental Health’, organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne, came to an end on Friday with a final 5k […]

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Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

Recovery Haven Opens Its Doors For World Cancer Day

January 30, 2020 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Cancer Day, Recovery Haven Kerry will host an Open Day and Afternoon Tea at its base at 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee on Tuesday next, February 4, from 1-3pm. Everyone is invited to pop in for a cuppa and see for themselves the wonderful services provided by […]

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