Health&Fitness

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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Tara O'Halloran

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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Walking On Cars Help Raise Cash For Two Worthy Causes

July 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm Comments are Disabled

DINGLE rock band, Walking On Cars, were on hand recently to help present cheques to two very worthy causes after they performed in a charity concert in the INEC last month. After the Killarney Festival of Music and Food was cancelled, the band were part of the series of pop up concerts and […]

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Brave Campaigner And Inspirational Lady, Jackie Crowe, Passes Away

Brave Campaigner And Inspirational Lady, Jackie Crowe, Passes Away

July 14, 2015 at 2:38 pm Comments are Disabled

  JACKIE Crowe, who went on TV last year to highlight how economic conditions are affecting Ireland’s healthcare system, has died. The Ballyheigue lady passed away last night at the age of 51. She appeared on a TV3 documentary in May, 2014 where she described her battle against a rare form of cancer, Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) and […]

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The Chef’s Table: A Dish For All The Runners Out There

The Chef’s Table: A Dish For All The Runners Out There

July 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

Mark Doe of ‘Just Cooking’ Cookery School in Firies, has a tasty dish for runners!… With Run Killarney taking place next weekend and the Rose of Tralee 10k a month away, I thought I would share a tasty dish that will be great for the days coming up to the […]

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Roger Harty: Conditioning (Flowers Are Red)

Roger Harty: Conditioning (Flowers Are Red)

July 5, 2015 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

  OUR conditioning (the way we were brought up from childhood) is truly the most important aspect of our lives – it is what moulds us and shapes us as individuals and it is what creates an outlook on our world whether that be negative or positive. The one great […]

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Joe Moriarty and Ray Moynihan, handing over a cheque to the Paliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital, from left: Mairead Moriarty, Margaret O'Shea, Joe Moriarty, Ray Moynihan, Ted Moynihan, Marie O'Connell, Marie McSwiney and Noreen O'Leary. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Ray And Joe Raise Over €16,000 For Palliative Care Unit

July 1, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

AS the shadow of The Ring of Kerry cycle looms large for countless participants, this story of two men who did almost the equivalent of five Ring of Kerry cycles in five days will put Saturday’s cycle into perspective. Joe Moriarty and Ray Moynihan, cycled a total of 750k in […]

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At the Blennervile National School 5k/10k Road Race, were from left: Emma Grainey, Zara Nolan, Leah Kelliher, Sinead Trant, Nicole Healy, Ellie Redmond. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Sun And High Spirits For Blennerville National School Road Race

June 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School and the Run The Kingdom teamed for their annual road race together on Sunday and what a great morning it was. Hundreds of participants young and old came out in Blennerville on sunny day where after the race they were treated to a barbecue along with fun and games for […]

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Build4Life Receives €250k Grant But Ward In CUH Remains Closed

Build4Life Receives €250k Grant But Ward In CUH Remains Closed

June 29, 2015 at 4:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE Castleisland-based Build4Life organisation today received €250,000 in National Lottery funding towards the funding of isolated inpatient children’s beds in Cork University Hospital, but the ward is still closed much to the dismay of the organisation The grant comes as the Irish Examiner reports that staffing shortages are delaying the opening […]

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Roger Harty: Conditioning And Its Effect On Our Lives

Roger Harty: Conditioning And Its Effect On Our Lives

June 28, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  OUR conditioning (the way we were brought up) plays an enormous part in the way we live our lives. In fact you could also argue that it also plays an enormous part in inhibiting our freedom to live. For instance, if you were brought up in a certain way, […]

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Roger Harty: Blessed Are The Children

Roger Harty: Blessed Are The Children

June 21, 2015 at 9:09 am Comments are Disabled

  AS an adult there is very little to compare to the joy you experience when you catch a new-born baby smiling or laughing. It is something that puts us in awe of the wonders of the world and nature in general. Normally serious people, can behave like juvenile silly […]

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Boost For Kerry Camino As It Features On RTÉ Website

Boost For Kerry Camino As It Features On RTÉ Website

June 19, 2015 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry Camino walk has is featured on the RTÉ lifestyle section with sports journalist Tadhg Peavoy documenting his journey along the famous route. The Kerry Camino was started just two years ago by Tralee people and has grown in popularity, tracing the route that St. Brendan took when he walked along the peninsula in […]

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Is Your Swimming Spot A Designated Bathing Area?

Is Your Swimming Spot A Designated Bathing Area?

June 19, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

  TENS of thousands of people have been enjoying a dip at Kerry’s pristine lakes, rivers and beaches during the recent sunny weather. What most swimmers don’t know is that City and County Councils must designate official bathing areas in their area every year, so that they can be monitored […]

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HSE

Nineteen Tralee GPs Have Signed Up For Free Care For Under 6 Scheme

June 18, 2015 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

NINETEEN GPs based in Tralee have signed up for the Free GP Care for Under 6s scheme according to the latest figures from the HSE. The figures show that 68 contracts from Kerry GPs have been received out of a total of 88 – a 77% take up according to […]

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VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

VIDEO: Tralee Youth Group Needs Your Vote To Win Award

June 16, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL youth group is currently on the look-out for support from the people of Kerry after they recently entered into the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. ‘Transforum Alley Youthreach’ which is based in Tralee has entered its film project entitled ‘Drag’ (see video below) into the Awards and […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Fine Weather Is Here So ‘Sunblock Up’

Orlagh Winters: The Fine Weather Is Here So ‘Sunblock Up’

June 16, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

SO the sun has made a very welcome return to our lives this week, isn’t this always the case when thousands of students are sitting state exams? Thankfully for most of the exam students, they are finally over and they can finally enjoy the well-earned holidays.  Unfortunately, we as a […]

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Roger Harty: The Benefits Of Being Non-Judgemental

Roger Harty: The Benefits Of Being Non-Judgemental

June 14, 2015 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

  AS human beings it is almost impossible (is that a judgment?) to live life in an absolute non-judgmental way. Even Jesus Christ Himself showed He was human when He cried out “My Lord and My God why have You forsaken Me?” It was an exception to His own request […]

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Roger Harty: The Benefits Of A Buddhist Philosophy

Roger Harty: The Benefits Of A Buddhist Philosophy

June 7, 2015 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

  ABOUT 10 years ago, I began to start my journey of recovery from severe depression and I came to the conclusion that ‘if my mind could make me sick then my mind could make me better’. What I mean by the mind, is ‘the thinking mind’. So the opposite of […]

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Roger Harty: Why Laughter Works

Roger Harty: Why Laughter Works

May 31, 2015 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE is a powerful saying by The Buddha which goes like this – ‘Don’t believe me try it for yourself’ – in other words it is in the ‘doing’ of something that the real benefits reveal themselves. This is certainly a truism in the case of laughter and is […]

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Roger Harty: The Healing Power Of Nature

Roger Harty: The Healing Power Of Nature

May 24, 2015 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

  What is it about nature that makes us feel so good? Perhaps the answer is so obvious it is as plain as the nose on my face, being that we come back to what we truly are. Like the quality of good air, it is very hard to explain […]

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Pictured in the Gap of Dunloe Kilalrney for the launch the 10th Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk which will take place in July are world renowned adventurer Pat Falvey and legendary Kerry footballer and sports pundit Pat Spillane, with Pat Murray of the organising committee, Ann O’Sullivan and Marguerite Tierney from Breakthrough Cancer Research. More details on the walks can be found on www.kerrywaycancerwalk.ie
Photo: Don MacMonagle

Join Pat Spillane And Friends At Charity Walk

May 20, 2015 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY GAA legend Pat Spillane is all set again for the ‘Kerry Way Cancer Research Walk’ this July. This will be the tenth anniversary of the walk and so to celebrate this, the event will have an added element. There will be a nine-day team walk that will cover the entire […]

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Roger Harty: More Wise Old Sayings

Roger Harty: More Wise Old Sayings

May 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF we need to research wise old sayings and proverbs then there is no need to look any further than our own abundant Irish heritage and rich culture. In fact, if you explore this you will find that there is an old expression for practically every experience and in […]

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Tom Shanahan, Paudie Murphy and David Cotter at the start of the Fenit Lifeboat Cycle from O'Donnell's Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Cyclists Set Off In The Sun For Fenit Lifeboat Cycle

May 10, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 85 participants set of on their bikes on Saturday morning to raise funds for a great cause. The Fenit Lifeboat Cycle was another success and after last year’s awful weather conditions, the gods smiled down on the cyclists this time as they set off in the sun from O’Donnell’s […]

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Roger Harty: Wise Old Sayings

Roger Harty: Wise Old Sayings

May 10, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

  I LOVE to examine wise old sayings and proverbs, especially to discover their origin. They can give a great insight into life as it was in years gone by and how people reacted to the world they lived in and how they saw it. An example of this is the saying […]

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