Health&Fitness

Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

Roger Harty: Let’s Make Sense

January 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRULY living in ‘The Now’ is a most wondrous and rewarding way to live life. It might sound strange to speak the obvious to people, but the only time you can truly live is Now. Have you ever managed to live five minutes ago or in five minutes time? It […]

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Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone (Part 2)

December 27, 2015 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

  THIS is a continuation from last week’s column (click here for previous column) To appreciate and understand this fully, I believe we have to go back to the origin of man which I refer to as ancient man. Why is this so? Well we have to understand the origin of […]

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Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of Our Comfort Zone

Roger Harty: Stepping Out Of Our Comfort Zone

December 20, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

  IT is a fact that anytime we do something new we are stepping out of our comfort zone. Why am I so confident about making this statement? On examination the reason is obvious. The fact that we are doing something new would suggest that we have never done it […]

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Asbestos Type Tile To Be Removed During Work On KGH Wards

Asbestos Type Tile To Be Removed During Work On KGH Wards

December 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm Comments are Disabled

AN asbestos type tile will be removed during work on the refurbishment of two wards at Kerry General Hospital. The HSE South Estates Department obtained the services of a competent asbestos surveying company to undertake a survey of Valentia and Reask wards which are being prepared for refurbishment. This identified an […]

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Roger Harty: Courage II – To Thine Own Self Be True

Roger Harty: Courage II – To Thine Own Self Be True

December 13, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

POLONIUS: This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee! This is a quote from Shakespeare’s play ‘Hamlet’ and it is the advice that Polonius […]

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Mental Wellness Services Directory To Be Delivered To Thousands Of Kerry Homes

Mental Wellness Services Directory To Be Delivered To Thousands Of Kerry Homes

December 10, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

HOMES throughout Kerry will receive a free copy of a new mental wellness services directory in the post over the coming week. The Killarney-based voluntary group, Be Aware Prevent Suicide, is distributing 56,000 free copies of ‘Minding Our Minds: A Guide to Supports and Services’ throughout Kerry in a mail […]

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Tralee-Based GP Seriously Injured In Car Accident Thanks People For Support

Tralee-Based GP Seriously Injured In Car Accident Thanks People For Support

December 8, 2015 at 5:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-based doctor who broke her neck in a car accident back in September has thanked the community for their support and prayers over the past number of months. Dr Caitlin O’Connor, originally from Ballyduff, spoke to Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh on the Talkabout show this afternoon and described the accident […]

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Roger Harty: Courage

Roger Harty: Courage

December 6, 2015 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

  IF truth be known, I am often fascinated by the hidden messages of childhood fairy-tales and animated Disney productions. Often these messages can be very subtle, but once revealed become glaringly obvious. There is no better example of this than the great Disney film, The Wizard of Oz. I […]

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Well-Deserved Active Schools Flag Raised At CBS Primary

Well-Deserved Active Schools Flag Raised At CBS Primary

December 3, 2015 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School, Tralee took great pleasure in raising their well deserved Active School Flag this week. The flag was awarded earlier in the year, to acknowledge the work undertaken by the school in reviewing, planning and promoting physical activity. The Active School Project is a Dept of Education initiative […]

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Two Defibrillators Donated To Tralee Community Responders

Two Defibrillators Donated To Tralee Community Responders

December 2, 2015 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Community Responders has hailed their public meeting last Thursday as a success and revealed that two defibrillators have already been donated to the group in recent weeks. The equipment was donated by Bank of Ireland and from the Tralee branch of the Irish Red Cross. The Responders need four defibrillators […]

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Roger Harty: Anger (Part 2)

Roger Harty: Anger (Part 2)

November 29, 2015 at 9:27 am 1 comment

I WROTE in last week’s article – here – about how anger as an emotion has got particularly bad press,  but that in reality, if one is to explore it properly, I believe there are as many, if not more, positive aspects to this phenomenal emotion as there are negative. It is […]

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Roger Harty: Anger

Roger Harty: Anger

November 22, 2015 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

IF I am to be honest, anger was a stranger to me all of my life in the sense that I never gave it too much thought. It wasn’t that I didn’t get angry at anything, of course I did, but I wasn’t aware of the different aspects to it so […]

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Ray Darcy Overcome With Emotion As He Hears Joe’s Story

Ray Darcy Overcome With Emotion As He Hears Joe’s Story

November 20, 2015 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

RTE Radio and TV host, Ray Darcy got very emotional on air yesterday, as he listened to a Tralee man’s story of terminal illness. Joe Flynn from Rahoonane was invited to appear on the show with his daughters Bernie and Joanne, after Bernie sent in an email telling Ray about […]

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Free Directory To Be Launched At Mental Wellness Exhibition In Tralee

Free Directory To Be Launched At Mental Wellness Exhibition In Tralee

November 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW and comprehensive guide to mental health support services throughout Kerry will be launched at the Open Our Minds Mental Wellness Exhibition at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee, on Sunday, November 29. ‘Minding Our Minds: A Guide to Supports and Services’ is an information resource for those experiencing challenges to their […]

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Roger Harty: An Emotional Journey (Part 3)

Roger Harty: An Emotional Journey (Part 3)

November 15, 2015 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week I asked you to simply make a list of all the emotions you (and a small group) could think of and to compare with another group such that you ended up with an agreed list of emotions that were common to all groups. Then the next task is to […]

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HIQA Report Reveals Patients At High Risk Of Infection In Kerry General Hospital

HIQA Report Reveals Patients At High Risk Of Infection In Kerry General Hospital

November 10, 2015 at 12:30 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW HIQA report on Kerry General Hospital has identified that patients are at high risk of infection in relation to the maintenance and infrastructure of the Operating Theatre Complex, the infrastructure of the Oncology Day Unit and the management of legionella related risk. The Health Information and Quality Authority inspected KGH on […]

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Orlagh Winters: Forget About Celebrity Endorsements And Support Local

Orlagh Winters: Forget About Celebrity Endorsements And Support Local

November 10, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

FIRSTLY, thanks for all the messages about last week’s column, I really appreciate every single one. Yesterday a friend of mine posted a picture (see below) on Facebook and it really struck a chord with me. It is such a powerful message and it is something that I think we are […]

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Roger Harty: An Emotional Journey (Part 2)

Roger Harty: An Emotional Journey (Part 2)

November 8, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

A SIMPLE Emotional Awareness Exercise. As human beings if we want to prosper in this world (by prosper I mean to grow and not always in the financial sense, and by the way I have no difficulties with that either!) it is of vital importance to become aware that every human […]

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Joe Stays Positive And Takes His Terminal Illness One Day At A Time

Joe Stays Positive And Takes His Terminal Illness One Day At A Time

November 7, 2015 at 10:31 am 8 comments

When Joe Flynn was told by doctors in August that he didn’t have long to live, his attitude was the same as always: keep positive and keep fighting. We met him and his family at his Rahoonane home and saw that he has so much to keep fighting for… LATER this month, Joe […]

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Tralee Student Wins President’s Award At University Of Limerick

Tralee Student Wins President’s Award At University Of Limerick

November 6, 2015 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE-woman, Aislinn Kelly (21) has been presented with a University of Limerick President’s Award in recognition of the voluntary work that she undertook at Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, Balloonagh, Tralee. She was one of 270 students at the university to receive an award and she was one of the […]

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Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

Worst October Ever For KGH Trolley Figures As INMO To Ballot Members On Industrial Action

November 3, 2015 at 4:36 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE were 137 patients waiting on trolleys last month at Kerry General Hospital, making it the worst October on record at the hospital. The figures are also reflected nationally, prompting the Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) to decide to commence a nationwide ballot, of all of its […]

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Kerry Cancer Support Group Receives Boost From Out West

Kerry Cancer Support Group Receives Boost From Out West

October 27, 2015 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Cancer Support Group – Kerry Cork Health Link Bus received a very welcome donation of over €10,000 on Monday last from proprietors of Siopa Ceoil an Daingin, Michael and Dara Herlihy and Caitriona Nolan who had organised a fundraiser in August at the shop to benefit the charity. […]

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Roger Harty: An Open Letter To Gareth O’Callaghan

Roger Harty: An Open Letter To Gareth O’Callaghan

October 25, 2015 at 11:25 am 2 comments

  Roger Harty responds to Gareth O’Callaghan’s controversial view on suicide expressed in a Facebook post last week (click here to read O’Callaghan’s post)… Dear Gareth, I call you Gareth as I feel as if I know you, even though I have never met you. Ten years ago I was […]

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At the Paint It Pink morning in Shanakill Resource Centre were, from left: Angela Deregibus, Joan Brosnan, Patsy O'Connell, Treasa Walsh, Mary Young, Junior Locke, Mary Young, Sinead Donnelly and Anne Conway. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Shanakill Women ‘Paint It Pink’ To Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

October 24, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

SHANAKILL Resource Centre was draped in pink last Tuesday for a coffee morning to highlight awareness of breast cancer. ‘Paint it Pink’ is the Irish Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Campaign encouraging people across Ireland to hold their own pink fundraiser in their community or at work to do something pink to […]

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The legacy of inspirational Kerry teenager Donal Walsh is set to live on as his mother Elma today (Oct 23) opened two special counselling rooms for young people in Donal's home town of Tralee. The Donal Walsh Rooms in national suicide and bereavement charity Console’s Tralee centre, include favourite inspirational quotes from the Kerry teenager's den. Pictured at today's opening ceremony were one of Donal's best friends Cormac Coffey,Minister for Arts and Tourism Jimmy Deenihen, Donal's Mother Elma Walsh and Console CEO and founder Paul Kelly. Photo by Sally MacMonagle

PHOTOS: New Donal Walsh Rooms Opened At Console

October 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm Comments are Disabled

  TWO new counselling rooms in memory of the anti-suicide campaigner, Donal Walsh, were opened at the Console building at Balloonagh on Friday. Minister Jimmy Deenihan watched Donal’s mother, Elma, cut the ribbon on the rooms which will be aimed at counselling young people. The Donal Walsh Rooms in the national suicide […]

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Roger Harty: The Early Bird

Roger Harty: The Early Bird

October 18, 2015 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

  I LOVE a little bit of humour in everyday life. As they say, ‘laughter is the best medicine’. As I write this article, the obvious expression that comes to mind is ‘The early bird catches the worm’, but like every good rule there is always an exception and the exception […]

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Oakpark Man Wins International Youth Coaching Award

Oakpark Man Wins International Youth Coaching Award

October 17, 2015 at 12:42 pm Comments are Disabled

  AN Oakpark native, currently based in Galway, has won a world-renowned coaching accolade. Shane Fitzgibbon was the only finalist outside of North America to reach the top ten for the ‘Coach of the Year’ accolade awarded by the International Youth Conditioning Association (IYCA). It was announced on Friday that he won […]

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KGH Advises Non-Urgent Patients To See Their GP Where Appropriate Or Face Significant Delays

KGH Advises Non-Urgent Patients To See Their GP Where Appropriate Or Face Significant Delays

October 13, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY General Hospital is reporting an increased level of activity and the hospital is advising that non-urgent patients may now experience significant delays. “Hospital management are requesting that, where appropriate, the public contact their GP in the first instance and explore all other options available to them prior to attending the […]

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New Community Responders Scheme To Be Set Up In Tralee

New Community Responders Scheme To Be Set Up In Tralee

October 12, 2015 at 12:27 pm 1 comment

TRALEE is to get a new ‘Community Responder Scheme’ (CFR) to assist the Ambulance Service in various life threatening emergencies. The scheme will be made up entirely of volunteers living or working within the coverage area who will be on a roster system. The scheme will be reliant entirely on public support and […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

Roger Harty: The Power Of Acceptance

October 11, 2015 at 10:27 am 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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