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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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Roger Harty: Stress – A Simple Explanation

Roger Harty: Stress – A Simple Explanation

August 9, 2015 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

  IN a previous article (here) I gave the best definition of stress from a working point of view that I have ever come across. It is as follows. If you ask the question ‘what is stress?’ the answer is ‘stress is being here and trying to be there’. Now […]

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Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH In July Is Highest Since Records Began

Patients Waiting On Trolleys At KGH In July Is Highest Since Records Began

August 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE number of patients waiting on trolleys at Kerry General Hospital last month, was up 38% on the 2014 figure according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). The 98 patients is the highest number for July since records began 2006 – the year when the INMO began recording the information – and 300% […]

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Brazil-Bound Tara A Judge At International Skills Competition

August 6, 2015 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB Training Centre’s, Tara O’Halloran, will be in Brazil next week showcasing her beauty therapy expertise as part of the 43rd World Skills Competition held in Sao Paulo. The competition under way next Monday, August 11 and will run for the entire week up until Sunday. Tara is a beauty […]

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Roger Harty: Is That So? (A Great Buddhist Story)

Roger Harty: Is That So? (A Great Buddhist Story)

August 2, 2015 at 6:57 am Comments are Disabled

THIS is a very powerful story that I came across a few years ago. I suppose to say it is more like a parable than a story would be the correct description, as the message it delivers is of far more importance than the story itself. Like a good movie, […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Free Education Sessions Coming To Kerry This Autumn

Type 2 Diabetes Free Education Sessions Coming To Kerry This Autumn

July 30, 2015 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be a series of free education sessions held in and around Kerry this coming Autumn for people with Type 2 diabetes. The sessions are planned for Dingle, Tralee, Listowel, Kenmare and Castleisland over the next few months. This award winning X-PERT programme is being organised by the HSE […]

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Roger Harty: Self Esteem -Our Driving Force

Roger Harty: Self Esteem -Our Driving Force

July 26, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

OUR self-esteem connects deep into our inner core – I suppose you could say it is our inner Sat-Nav and our driving force all in one. Without it – to borrow a phrase from former Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé – we are rudderless. But what is self-esteem and why […]

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Zoe’s World: Forget The Fad Diets, Just Eat In Moderation And Exercise

Zoe’s World: Forget The Fad Diets, Just Eat In Moderation And Exercise

July 22, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

  I HAVE always been aware of fad diets. I have often heard people talk about how they were only allowed to eat a certain amount of calories in a day and some people even swear by a certain super food that has recently been discovered in some foreign rainforest. I have […]

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‘Glowhearts’ Mums Present €18,000 To Crumlin Hospital And Ronald McDonald House

‘Glowhearts’ Mums Present €18,000 To Crumlin Hospital And Ronald McDonald House

July 22, 2015 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE Glowhearts 4 Crumlin moms travelled to Dublin yesterday to present cheques to the children’s heart centre in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin and the Ronald McDonald House. The Glowhearts4Crumlin campaign – started by Kerry mothers who have children born with a heart defect – generated a fantastic €18,000 which […]

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At the launch of the Jamie Wrenn walk, were front, from left: Deirdre Quinn, Mary Lynch, Sandra Finn. Maire Sullivan, Dara Rohan, Mike Keane, Jimmy Ryan and Ted Moynihan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Fun, Fresh Air And Great Exercise On The Jamie Wrenn Walk For Charity

July 21, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

ORGANISERS are looking forward to another great Jamie Wrenn Walk on this Saturday, July 25 for the Kerry Hospice. Back in 1999, Castlegregory man Jamie Wrenn, began a charity walk in aid of cancer services that has become a long standing tradition. A cancer sufferer himself, unfortunately Jamie lost his battle with […]

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