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Ellen Reidy, Lucy Baker, Anthea Reidy and Jennifer O'Connor at the Spin Southwest Sandstorm on Ballyheigue Beach on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Get Caught Up In Spin Southwest’s ‘Sandstorm’ In Ballyheigue

July 23, 2017 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

GLORIOUS weather, a beautiful beach and a pumped up crowd — all the ingredients then for a fantastic ‘Sandstorm’ in Ballyheigue. The Spin Southwest event had 800 people registered for 5k of endurance and fun on the beach and it was an enormous success with people from all over Munster […]

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Roger Harty: Not My Circus Not My Monkeys

Roger Harty: Not My Circus Not My Monkeys

July 23, 2017 at 11:07 am 1 comment

EVERY now and then we come across a slogan that seems to ‘fit the bill’ for our lives. ‘Not my circus not my monkeys’ is one such slogan that works very well for me. In fact, it is an old Polish proverb and if you ‘google it’ you will find […]

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Dr Caitlin: When Earwax Becomes A Problem

Dr Caitlin: When Earwax Becomes A Problem

July 22, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the build-up of earwax… Cerumen or earwax is healthy in normal amounts and serves as a self-cleaning agent with protective, lubricating, and antibacterial properties. Its purpose is to trap dust and other small particles and prevent them from […]

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Know Your Rights: Prescription Charges

July 22, 2017 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

  Know Your Rights has been compiled by Kerry Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public… Question: I have a medical card but I seem to be paying more than the monthly cap for prescription charges for my family. Why would this happen and how […]

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Getting over the wall and home at the Spin SouthWest Sandstorm event at Ballyheigue Beach on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ballyheigue Braces Itself For ‘Sandstorm’ This Weekend

July 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Sandstorm endurance race is back in Ballyheigue this weekend and hundreds are expected to take to the beach. The race, which takes place on Saturday morning, challenges participants both physically and mentally with a course consisting of multiple obstacles and challenges along the beach. It’s the third year it has […]

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Úna O'Connell and Rachel Walsh who have begun fundraising for the Meningitis Research Foundation. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Coffee Morning To Help Rachel And Una’s Fundraising Campaign

July 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO young women are to do a skydive in August in aid of a great cause and to help raise funds, they will hold a coffee morning in town next week. Rachel Walsh from Ballyheigue, and Úna O’Connell of Kilflynn, will take part in a skydive in aid of the […]

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Roger Harty: When Cheap Is Expensive

Roger Harty: When Cheap Is Expensive

July 16, 2017 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

I WAS in the company of a man recently and the conversation centred around the subject of value for money. He said that he likes to visit Kenya on holidays and that the great thing about it is that he can buy cigarettes 5 times cheaper there than he could […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Management Of Asthma

Dr Caitlin: The Causes, Symptoms And Management Of Asthma

July 15, 2017 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the serious issue of asthma in Ireland… Asthma is a serious problem. Ireland has the fourth highest prevalence of asthma worldwide. One in eight of population have asthma, 20% of these do not have their symptoms controlled. The […]

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Dan Horan (second from right) of Horan's Health Food Stores with Siobhan McSweeney, Manager of Recovery Haven announcing the stores will stock 'Cookery For Life'. Also included is Maureen O'Brien, Michael Maher, Sandra Breen and Deirdre Murphy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Business Stocks Cookery Book To Help Recovery Haven

July 12, 2017 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

HORAN’S Health Food Stores have come on board with Recovery Haven to stock their fundraising cookery book which was launched late last year. ‘Cook for Recovery’ will now be stocked in the stores in Tralee, Killarney, Listowel, Newcastlewest and beyond priced €10. ‘Cook for Recovery’ is a wonderful cookbook for […]

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Open Arms Kerry Gathers Momentum To Help People With Mental Health Issues

Open Arms Kerry Gathers Momentum To Help People With Mental Health Issues

July 12, 2017 at 9:34 am 1 comment

IT’S been a good few weeks for The Open Arms Kerry group with donations coming in and a premises secured for holding meetings. The voluntary group was set up to help people who find themselves in crisis. “At a time when mental illness is at an all time high, we […]

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Members of Club Óg Ógras Baile Uí Thuaidhg getting their Community Campaign award at the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards 2017. Left to right, Kai O Fuaráin,  Risteárd O Fuaráin, Darragh O Fuaráin, John McCormack, Irish Cancer Society CEO, Kallum Hussey, T.J. O’Halloran and Ann O Fuaráin.

Ballyheigue Kids Win Award For Anti-Smoking Campaign Video

July 12, 2017 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

CLUB Óg Ógras Baile Uí Thuaidhg from Kerry has been awarded the prize for best Community Campaign at the Irish Cancer Society X-HALE Youth Awards 2017. The group scooped the award for the campaign around its short film “Ná Bac le Tobac” which was showcased at the recent event in […]

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Donagh Prepares For Big Cycling Challenge On The Giro D’Jigsaw

Donagh Prepares For Big Cycling Challenge On The Giro D’Jigsaw

July 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A MAN based at the Jigsaw Kerry centre is looking forward to a big cycle in aid of the National Centre for Youth Mental Health this September. Donagh Hennebry works at their Tralee centre in Edward Street and he’s hoping other cyclists will sign up for the Giro D’Jigsaw — […]

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PHOTOS: Rockies Enjoy 5k Fun Run In Aid Of Irish Powerchair Team

PHOTOS: Rockies Enjoy 5k Fun Run In Aid Of Irish Powerchair Team

July 10, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks Senior Men’s team  organised a 5K fun run/walk/Jog last Sunday in sunny Connolly Park. The event was arranged to fundraise and support the Irish Powerchair team who are playing in the FIFA World Cup in Orlando. Their senior team manager, Pat Flanagan, and his son Patrick are currently representing Ireland at the […]

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Is Your Doctor Worthy Of ‘Kerry GP Of The Year’?

July 8, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

GPBuddy.ie, the online resource for GPs in Ireland, is calling on GPs and members of the public in Kerry to submit their nominations for this year’s GPBuddy National GP Awards, in association with Affidea Ireland, ahead of the deadline on Friday 14th July. The annual GPBuddy Awards recognise excellence, innovation and collaboration […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Reasons For Immunisation

Dr Caitlin: The Reasons For Immunisation

July 8, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park, on immunisations…  What is immunisation? Immunisation is the use of a vaccine to protect against a disease. Vaccination is simple, safe and effective. The risks of having these diseases are far greater than the risk of any minor side effects […]

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Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

Ferris Advises People On Medical Cards Charged For GP Blood Tests To Seek Reimbursement

July 5, 2017 at 12:06 pm 1 comment

TRALEE Municipal District Sinn Féin councillor, Toireasa Ferris, has advised medical card holders that they should not be charged for blood tests by their GPs. Councillor Ferris has been contacted by a number of constituents, one of whom is a patient recovering from cancer, about the issue. “I have told them and […]

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Patrick Takes On Gruelling Challenges In Aid Of Tralee Woman’s African Orphanage

Patrick Takes On Gruelling Challenges In Aid Of Tralee Woman’s African Orphanage

July 5, 2017 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

AN Oakpark man has started a series of tough challenges to raise funds for a Tralee woman’s orphanage project in Africa. Patrick Daly from Derrylea completed the Ring of Kerry Cycle at the weekend, but that’s only the beginning. In the next few months he will take on the ‘Tough […]

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Roger Harty: The Hawk

Roger Harty: The Hawk

July 2, 2017 at 9:06 pm 1 comment

  EVERYONE at some stage will experience difficult circumstances in life. In fact, difficult circumstances are part and parcel of living. Show me someone who has never had a problem and I’ll show you someone who hasn’t lived. It’s not what happens to us in life that matters, what is […]

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Dr Caitlin: Anxiety Disorders

Dr Caitlin: Anxiety Disorders

July 1, 2017 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on anxiety issues… Most people feel anxious from time to time. However, anxiety can become abnormal if it interferes with your day-to-day activities. Anxiety is a symptom of various anxiety disorders which are discussed below. They can often be treated. […]

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Mommy Moments: A Year On The Parenting Rollercoaster

Mommy Moments: A Year On The Parenting Rollercoaster

June 29, 2017 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

  One year after giving birth, Jennifer Kissane, has some advice for mommies-to-be… My little baby will be turn one this week. The last 12 months have been an incredible rollercoaster and it has absolutely flown. Life as I know it has been babyfied! Giving birth to a premature baby […]

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Aoibhín Garrihy with her niece Zoe pictured at the official launch of the 17th Annual Tour de Munster cycle in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland (DSI) and individual beneficiaries hosted at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, Co. Clare on Wednesday, 21st June. The four day charity cycle takes place from Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th August, and will see over 100 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for the Munster branches of DSI and individual beneficiaries. For more information see www.tourdemunster.com.
Picture: Keith Wiseman

Tour De Munster Cyclists To Stop Off In Tralee This August

June 29, 2017 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 100 amateur cyclists, including cycling legend Sean Kelly, will overnight in Tralee on the 17th annual Tour de Munster this August. Held in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland and individual beneficiaries, the event was  launched at Bunratty Castle recently  by Sean Kelly and actress Aoibhín Garrihy of Dancing With The […]

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Two Kerry Runners To Take Part In 24-Hour Race

Two Kerry Runners To Take Part In 24-Hour Race

June 26, 2017 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

THERE will be two Kerry runners competing in the Energia 24 Hour Race this weekend. Excitement is building for the race, which will take place on Saturday, July 1 in Victoria Park, Belfast. The two Kerrymen competing are Killarney man Denis Keane from Marathon Club Ireland and John Starrett from St Brendan’s AC […]

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Kerry People Wanted To Take On ‘Virtual Marathon’ In July For Charity

Kerry People Wanted To Take On ‘Virtual Marathon’ In July For Charity

June 25, 2017 at 12:47 pm Comments are Disabled

PEOPLE of Kerry are urged to take on a ‘Marathon in a Month’ and reduce cancer risk while raising funds to support cancer patients The Irish Cancer Society has launched Ireland’s first virtual marathon campaign, which aims to get people moving while raising vital funds to support people affected by […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the causes and treatment of Gout… Gout causes attacks of pain and swelling in one or more joints. An anti-inflammatory painkiller usually eases an attack quickly. Lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of having gout attacks. These include losing […]

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Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

June 18, 2017 at 11:20 am 3 comments

IF I am to be totally honest, I must admit that I was never a huge fan of science fiction. Perhaps this was for one of two reasons. a) I thought that the whole notion was too far-fetched or b) that it was a little too close to the bone […]

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At the launch of the Rose of Tralee 10k at the Rose Hotel on Friday evening were, in front; Chairman of Tralee Harriers Martin Fitzgerald, Derek Griffin, Mayor of Tralee Terry O'Brien, Kerry Rose Breda O'Mahony, and Michelle Greaney. Back from left; Race Director Martin O'Sullivan, Alanna O'Sullivan, Grace Creedon, Mary Fitzmaurice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel Mark Sullivan, Emer Hogan and Vice-Chairman Gene O'Donnell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Rose And Mayor Of Tralee Launch Rose 10k

June 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Harriers Athletic Club have announced details of their route for their annual ROSE10K with Mayor of Tralee Terry O’Brien and this year’s Kerry Rose Breda O’Mahony jointly launching the event. The race is scheduled to take place on August 20 at 11.30am and will be started by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maggie […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

June 17, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Bacterial Vaginosis… Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is common and causes a vaginal discharge, often with a noticeable smell. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by an overgrowth of normal germs (bacteria) in the vagina. Symptoms are […]

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Competitors navigating the Conor Pass in severe winds,  competing in The Annual Dingle Adventure Race, a one day Multi Activity Adventure Race consisting 3 Courses DAR Full, DAR Sport & DAR Mini, Biking over the spectacular Conor Pass, Climbing Mount Brandon, running the coastal windy roads of Slea head and Dunquin, along the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/NO REPRO****FREE PIC****

PHOTOS: Dingle Adventure Race Draws Over 800 Participants

June 12, 2017 at 11:51 am 1 comment

Over 800 athletes from all corners of Ireland and Europe descended on Dingle and its  Peninsula for the epic Dingle Adventure Race 2017. The wild and windy weather played havoc with the Kayaking section, as heavy cloud and mist descended for the day, the wind was wild on the Atlantic […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

June 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on fungal nail infections… Fungal infection of nails (tinea unguium) is common. The infection causes thickened and unsightly nails which sometimes become painful. Medication often works well to clear the infection but you need to take medication for several […]

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WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

June 9, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG people from Neighbourhood Youth Project, Killorglin and Club Óg-Ógras, Ballyheigue are calling on their local communities to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. The groups have submitted films that encourage young people to be “smoke free” into the 2017 X-HALE Short Film […]

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