Health&Fitness

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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Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

Donal Walsh Rooms To Open In Console Centre In Tralee

October 9, 2015 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE Console Centre has named two new counselling rooms after the late Donal Walsh. Funding for the rooms in the Balloonagh centre came from the Donal Walsh Foundation which has held a large number of fundraising activities since Donal’s passing back in May of 2013. One of the rooms will be […]

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Orlagh Winters: Getting That Lump Checked Out Could Save Your Life

Orlagh Winters: Getting That Lump Checked Out Could Save Your Life

October 7, 2015 at 3:21 pm Comments are Disabled

OCTOBER as many of you will know is Breast Cancer Awareness month and for that reason I am giving you all a gentle reminder that if there is any lump, bump or pain that you are unsure about, please go and get it checked. So many times we ignore our […]

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Brenda Doody, Kerry and Deirdre Finn, Mercy Foundation  at The Mercy Stars awards night in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork on Friday 2nd October. The Mercy Stars recognise those individuals, teams, and fundraising volunteers who go the extra mile for patients and colleagues at the Mercy University Hospital.
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Brenda Receives Top Honour From Mercy Hospital

October 5, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  A TRALEE woman was honoured by The Mercy University Hospital on Friday for her fundraising efforts for the facility. Brenda Doody from Curraheen was among the individuals, teams, and fundraising volunteers who go the extra mile for patients and colleagues at The Mercy University Hospital, officially recognised at The Mercy […]

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Kingdom Wheelblasters Gets €4,000 Boost To Buy Equipment

Kingdom Wheelblasters Gets €4,000 Boost To Buy Equipment

October 5, 2015 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Wheelblasters sports club was presented with a cheque for €4,000 by Kerry Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus at the John Mitchels GAA Complex on Saturday morning. The Kingdom Wheelblasters are an Irish wheelchair affiliated sports club for children and teenagers with a physical disability. Speaking at the presentation of a […]

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Roger Harty: The Importance Of Passion

Roger Harty: The Importance Of Passion

October 4, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

  IN the world we live in passion is something that is very often confused with aggression. Take modern sport for instance. We often hear phrases like ‘how much do you want it?’ or ‘are you going to let them other fellows climb the steps to lift that trophy?’ and this […]

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Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Today

Sixteen Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH Today

October 1, 2015 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE are 16 patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital today, according to figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. It comes during a very busy spell at the hospital. On Tuesday, there were 10 patients waiting on trolleys with eight waiting yesterday, according to the Trolley and […]

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Tralee Man Is Finalist In World Coaching Competition

Tralee Man Is Finalist In World Coaching Competition

September 24, 2015 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE native, currently based in Galway, has been shortlisted for a world-renowned coaching accolade…but he needs your votes soon to win. Shane Fitzgibbon is 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). […]

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Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Look To Nature (The Chameleon Effect)

Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Look To Nature (The Chameleon Effect)

September 20, 2015 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

  OK the big day has arrived – it’s All Ireland final day and Kerry are involved. If Carlsberg did heaven in Kerry then this is it! All the talk at the moment is who is going to win, that is the burning question. Obviously my heart is with Kerry, […]

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New Doctors Arrive At The Bons As Hospital Recruits More Staff

September 14, 2015 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THE Bon Secours Hospital Tralee has welcomed two new doctors to the hospital. Plastic Surgeon, Mr John Curran, a Donegal-native, commenced work at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in August and his clinic appointments are already quite busy. He previously practised as a Clinical Fellow in Aesthetic Surgery at The New […]

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Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Pay Attention To Nature (1)

Roger Harty: Kerry Football – Pay Attention To Nature (1)

September 13, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  MIKEY Sheehy, the former Kerry footballing great, is a man worth listening to. I do not say this lightly. All we need do is to look at the facts – he has won an All-Ireland with Kerry on eight occasions while at the same time is very modest about his achievements. […]

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Roger Harty: Everyone Is Equal

Roger Harty: Everyone Is Equal

September 6, 2015 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

  I REMEMBER reading for the first time about the Dalai Lama that when he meets someone all he sees are two eyes and a brain. The reason behind this practice (and believe me it must be practiced) is that he sees the beauty in everyone and everything and remains non-judgmental. […]

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Tralee Park Run Organisers Looking To Encourage Locals As Part Of Week Of Sport

September 5, 2015 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Tralee Park Run team, who organise the free 5km walk/runs/jogs in the town park every weekend are currently gearing up to hold a different sort of run on Saturday, September 12. As part of the European Week of Sport, which is taking place all around the continent from September […]

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The Irish Cancer Society Looks For Kerry Women To Run Fundraising Mini Marathons

The Irish Cancer Society Looks For Kerry Women To Run Fundraising Mini Marathons

September 5, 2015 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Irish Cancer Society is calling on women all around Kerry to sign up in the name of the society for one or more the mini-marathons that will soon be taking place all around Munster. Those who are participating in one of the upcoming mini-marathons can join the society’s […]

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Club Gets To The ‘FundaMitchels’ Of A Healthy Lifestyle For Kids

Club Gets To The ‘FundaMitchels’ Of A Healthy Lifestyle For Kids

September 4, 2015 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

JOHN MITCHELS GAA have unveiled a fundamental skills programme for kids between 5 and 10, boys and girls. Everybody knows the benefits of a healthy lifestyle not just in eating habits, but also in exercise and activity. The Mitchels have aimed their ‘FundaMitchels’ course for kids between the ages of 5 […]

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Five Things To Get Up To This Weekend

Five Things To Get Up To This Weekend

September 4, 2015 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

‘Get fresh at the weekend’ sang upbeat pop duo Mel & Kim on their 1986 hit ‘Showing Out’. We recommend you do the same by checking out these events around town over the next few days… Friday 1. Tips for top style The Manor West Hotel is hosting the ‘Fashion Soirée at Manor […]

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Ardfert First Responders Extend Coverage

Ardfert First Responders Extend Coverage

September 1, 2015 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

  ARDFERT First Responders is to extend its coverage to now cover Ballyheigue and Abbeydorney and has revealed it has attended 23 emergency callouts so far. Ardfert & District Community First Responders was setup in May 2014 to support the National Ambulance Service in life-threatening callouts after a number of […]

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Michelle Costello, Elaine Ryall, Catriona O'Connor, Abbeydorney, Elaine Twomey, Causeway and Aoife Fitzgerald, Ardfert, at the Spin SouthWest Sandstorm event at Ballyheigue Beach on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 1,000 Experience The ‘Sandstorm’ In Ballyheigue

August 30, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an incredible atmosphere in Ballyheigue on Saturday afternoon as the Spin Southwest ‘Sandstorm’ blew into town. The 5km endurance race, held in association with Lee Strand, saw over 1,000 participants take part, where they ran and climbed their way through the obstacles to complete the tough course along […]

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Ciara Rath, Sarah Barrett, Freya O'Connor and Caragh O'Neill, who took part in the Na Gaeil GAA Club cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take To The Roads For Na Gaeil GAA Club Cycle

August 30, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a terrific turnout yet again for the annual Na Gaeil GAA Club cycle. Organisers say around 300 donned their helmets and set off from their Killeen base on the route, which took them over to Castleisland and back, with funds raised going towards the club. The weather held […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of The Sea

Roger Harty: The Power Of The Sea

August 30, 2015 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Rose of Tralee Festival is now well and truly over and the mind-set is now on ‘Back to school’ and all that that entails. Many people like this because it involves getting our lives back into a clear routine format. Human beings can be funny because we spend half […]

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Tralee Woman Raises Close To €1,500 For Ataxia In Skydive and Fundraising Campaign

Tralee Woman Raises Close To €1,500 For Ataxia In Skydive and Fundraising Campaign

August 26, 2015 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman completed her charity skydive this past weekend at the Aerodrome in Longford as she aimed to raise both much needed funds and awareness of the debilitating disease Ataxia. Connolly Park native, Paula Walsh, has been effortlessly striving to raise the profile of the disease in recent years and months […]

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Roger Harty: We Can Always Learn

Roger Harty: We Can Always Learn

August 23, 2015 at 8:09 am Comments are Disabled

  WE can always learn. One of my favourite sayings is; May I live as though I’m going to die tomorrow, May I learn as though I’m going to live forever. In other words, we should learn every single day of our lives. We are in very dangerous territory when we think […]

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Kerry Cancer Support Group And Recovery Haven To Attend Cancer Survivors Conference

Kerry Cancer Support Group And Recovery Haven To Attend Cancer Survivors Conference

August 21, 2015 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

REPRESENTATIVES from the Kerry Cancer Support Group and Tralee’s Recovery Haven will be attending a Irish Cancer Society conference for cancer survivors in Dublin next month. The two day event will be held in the Aviva Stadium on September 18 and 19 and which will be entitled ‘Living Well With […]

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