Health&Fitness

At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night were, kneeling; Jenny Boyle, Tommy Commane and Luke Boyle. Back from left; Noel Kelliher, Yvonne Quill, Michelle McGrath, Elma Walsh, Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Eamonn McAuliffe, Breda Dyland and Trish Kelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Over 150 People Already Signed Up For January 5k A Day Challenge

December 13, 2017 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health took place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday night and already over 150 people have registered to take part. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne was present at the hotel with Elma Walsh from the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation and […]

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Morna and Joe O'Halloran with Eoin Porter and Goldie the dog at the Santa 5k Fun Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Santa 5k Fun Fun At The Wetlands (Part 2)

December 11, 2017 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we brought you earlier (click here if you missed it), the annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run was another great success despite the bad weather yesterday morning. Hundreds took to the road from the Tralee Bay Wetlands just after 11am with many dressed in their Santa hats and Christmas […]

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The O'Sullivan clan and friends at the Santa 5k Fun Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Brave The Rain For Santa 5k Fun Run (Part 1)

December 11, 2017 at 10:20 am 1 comment

IT was cold. It was wet. There was lots of red. The annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run went ahead on Sunday morning and fair play to the hundreds who turned out to raise much needed funds for the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry. It was a sea of […]

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Roger Harty: The Power Of Observation

Roger Harty: The Power Of Observation

December 10, 2017 at 11:27 am 2 comments

SOMETIMES, unfortunately, it is only later in life that we learn to appreciate the wisdom that has being handed down to us from our elders. I had an Aunt who would always give the same advice should an argument begin to arise. She would regularly advise “Don’t get inwolved”. I […]

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Mags O'Regan Quillinan with Kirby and Quillinan looking forward to this year's Santa 5k Fun Run.

Don’t Forget The Santa 5k Fun Run This Sunday

December 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm Comments are Disabled

  HERE’S a reminder of a great event this weekend to get you active, dressed up and feeling great. This year’s Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run will take place on Sunday at 11am from the Tralee Bay Wetlands and once again, runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists and pets alike are welcome […]

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Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

Launch Of January 5k A Day Challenge Next Week

December 5, 2017 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE launch of the 5k a day January challenge for positive mental health will take place in The Ashe Hotel on Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm. Everyone is invited and people will have the chance to register for the event on the night. Last year, Tralee man Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne’s efforts […]

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Ailish O’Neill, National Youth Health Programme Manager pictured presenting Rena Powell,  Health Promotion Officer with the Kerry Diocesian Youth Service with a Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) from the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) in Killarney on Friday. Photo: Don MacMonagle

KDYS Wins Gold Standard Award For Health Promotion For Young People

December 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) was awarded the Gold Standard Health Quality Mark (HQM) in recognition of their work on health promotion for young people in the Kerry area, at a special event held in KDYS Youth Centre in Killarney on Friday. Ailish O’Neill, National Youth Health Programme Manager  presented Rena […]

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Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

Roger Harty: Stillness Reigns Supreme

December 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm 1 comment

THERE are three things about advice that are very important. • You have the choice to take the advice or not. • Even if you take the advice it is of no use if you don’t apply it. • It is often very important to assess who is giving us […]

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Rita Ryan, Elma O'Brien, Fiona O'Connor, Bernadette Daly and Catherine O'Connor at the Born To Run Christmas Party and awards night in The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Born To Run Club Enjoys Christmas Party And Awards

December 2, 2017 at 11:11 am Comments are Disabled

YOU probably recognise them around town in their running gear, but on Friday night, members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club swapped their Lycra for their glad rags for their Christmas bash at The Ashe Hotel. The event marked the end of another successful year for the club, which […]

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Susan McMahon, Triona O'Brien, Nora Delee, Mary Walsh and Emma O'Sullivan after taking part in the Live ITT Colour  Run on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun At The Live ITT Colour Run/Walk At The College

November 30, 2017 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 140 students braved the wintry showers and flying paint at IT Tralee yesterday for a fun 5k colour run/walk to encourage people to get more active. The lunchtime event saw students take to the road running and walking between both the north and south campuses. Afterwards there was mince […]

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Roger Harty: The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

Roger Harty: The Difference Between Wisdom And Knowledge

November 26, 2017 at 10:53 am 2 comments

NO matter what I say here, this subject is always going to be subject to a certain amount of debate, but for my part I feel it is a debate well worth giving the time to explore. The differences are very subtle, yet very important. The differences can sometimes be […]

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Vicky McCarthy receives her award from An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. Photo: Damien Jackson, TI Media

Vicky Receives ‘Spirit Of Triathlon’ Accolade At Triathlon Ireland Awards

November 21, 2017 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman, who has defied all the odds, to complete a triathlon, has been honoured for her achievement with the Spirit of Triathlon award from Triathlon Ireland. On Saturday night at a Gala dinner in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, the Tralee woman, was announced as the winner of […]

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Award Winner for the Category of ‘Catering & Nutrition Award’ was Maura Moriarty pictured with Sponsor from Fresenius Kabi; Shiofra O’Malley, Chief Executive of the NHI; Tadhg Daly and MC for the evening and Broadcaster Marty Whelan

Maura Wins At Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards

November 21, 2017 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

MAURA Moriarty of Ocean View Nursing Home, Camp, was a winner at the Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards last Thursday. Maura was named winner of the Nursing Home Catering and Nutrition Award.  Kerry was also represented at the awards ceremony by Maeve Poff of Mowlam Healthcare Killarney, who was a […]

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Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

Joanann Urges Tralee People To Support NCBI’s ‘Clear Our Paths’ Campaign

November 14, 2017 at 4:26 pm 1 comment

  PEOPLE in Tralee are today being asked to join a movement to ensure people who are blind or vision impaired can move around freely and safely. The National Council for the Blind of Ireland has launched a nationwide awareness campaign urging people not to place obstacles in the way […]

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Roger Harty: Is That So?

Roger Harty: Is That So?

November 12, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

‘IS That So’ Is an ancient Zen story of Japanese origin that goes as follows. The Zen master Hakuin was praised by his neighbours as one living a pure life. A beautiful Japanese girl, whose parents owned a food store, lived near him. Suddenly, without any warning, her parents discovered […]

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WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

WATCH: Tralee Woman’s ‘Bikini Body Mash-Up’ Is A Viral Hit

November 10, 2017 at 11:15 am 1 comment

SHE’S done it again. Oakpark native Riona O’Connor has another viral video on her hands after a clip of her singing about how the whole ‘bikini body’ pressure thing is ridiculous, struck a chord with thousands of women. In a facebook post she wrote “Women, Men, Girls, Boys, I love […]

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Kerins O’Rahillys To Host Talks On Mental Health For Sports Communities

Kerins O’Rahillys To Host Talks On Mental Health For Sports Communities

November 9, 2017 at 4:45 pm Comments are Disabled

KERINS O’Rahillys GAA club has announced that — in association with State of Mind Ireland — they will be hosting a number of information events in the club over the coming months which will focus on improving the mental health, well being and working life of sports people and sporting […]

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Roger Harty: Why There Are No Problems In Life

Roger Harty: Why There Are No Problems In Life

November 5, 2017 at 9:28 am 1 comment

I FIRST came across this idea in Eckhart Tolle’s bestselling book ‘The Power of Now’ about ten years ago. To be honest when I first read it I thought it was the most ridiculous statement ever written and that it could not possibly be true as sure everybody has problems […]

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Think Ahead To 5k A Day Charity Challenge In January

Think Ahead To 5k A Day Charity Challenge In January

November 1, 2017 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

HE raised thousands last year and now a Tralee man is asking people to make a commitment to get active for the month of January for great causes with the 5k A Day Challenge. Last year, Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne’s efforts raised an amazing €5,722 for the Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation […]

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Great Line-Up For Sport, Fitness And Nutrition Expo At INEC

Great Line-Up For Sport, Fitness And Nutrition Expo At INEC

November 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

AN expo will bring together leaders from the worlds of fitness, health, nutrition and sport at the INEC in Killarney next January. The one day event, Balance Expo, will inform those who are health enthusiasts and support those who want to start to learn about creating and sustaining a balance […]

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Caroline McCarthy among the pamper packs to be distributed to Recovery Haven and Kerry Cancer Support Group.

Caroline Overwhelmed By Support For ‘Pamper Packs’ For Two Charities

October 26, 2017 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A CASTLEISLAND woman has made an incredible gesture to cancer patients across Kerry during  Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by putting together specialised care packs for clients of two Kerry cancer charities. Caroline McCarthy, a distributor of Forever Living natural, Aloe Vera personal care and beauty products,  sought the […]

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Ciara Sheridan, Robert Powell and Abbie Sheridan at the Banna Beast Challenge on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Weather Holds For Hundreds Taking Part In Beast Challenge

October 8, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people varying ages headed to the beach on Saturday for yet another Banna Beast Challenge. There were about 350 adults and and around 300 children taking part in the event which saw competitors  face the obstacles on courses of varying lengths. The weather held out which was a […]

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Roger Harty: Keep It Simple Sweetheart (Stupid)

Roger Harty: Keep It Simple Sweetheart (Stupid)

October 8, 2017 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

KISS is an acronym for – Keep It Simple Stupid. In order not to offend anyone and in the event that I am speaking to a lady, one can replace Stupid with Sweetheart. So Keep It Simple Sweetheart. The bottom line is the same thing, it is telling us that […]

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Facing the wall at the Beast Challenge in Banna on Saturday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

The ‘Beast Challenge’ Returns To Banna This Weekend

October 4, 2017 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of fitness enthusiasts are expected to converge on Banna Beach this Saturday for what has become the bi-annual Beast Challenge. Last April around 500 adults and an incredible 450 children turned up in the sunshine to face the obstacles on courses of varying lengths. For adults it’s a 7km […]

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Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Roger Harty: How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

October 1, 2017 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

HOW do you get to Carnegie Hall? This is an aphorism of relatively recent origin and it comes with its own set answer – Practice, Practice, Practice. Practice is really a wonderful thing, because when you look at it, it really is all about giving ourselves another chance. Another chance […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kids Fun Cycle In Aid Of Ardfert School Rescheduled For This Sunday

September 20, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE adults took off on the annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle in aid of the local school two weeks ago, the planned kids cycle for September 10 had to be postponed. Well now the Kids’ Fun Cycle has been rescheduled for this Sunday, September 24. Registration from 10am to 10.45am and […]

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Join The Swimathon In Banna In Aid Of Enable Ireland Kerry

Join The Swimathon In Banna In Aid Of Enable Ireland Kerry

September 19, 2017 at 3:10 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 5th Annual Enable Ireland Swimathon takes place on Sunday, October 1 at Banna Beach Hotel, Ardfert and organisers are looking for people to take part. This is a continuous swim over 8 hours from 10am – 6pm. Organiser Brid Brown says; “There is no age limit and we welcome […]

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Roger Harty: Failure

Roger Harty: Failure

September 17, 2017 at 10:11 am 1 comment

THERE is no such thing as failure, The only real failure is the failure to try. Anytime we try something new, then it is almost inevitable and necessary that it is accompanied by a certain amount of failure, otherwise the statement ‘practice makes perfect’ wouldn’t exist. We see it so often […]

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Lady Golfers Raise Funds For Recovery Haven

Lady Golfers Raise Funds For Recovery Haven

September 12, 2017 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

RECOVERY Haven were delighted with a visit by two members of Tralee Golf Club on Friday as they brought something special with them. The Lady Captain’s Charity Day was held recently out in Barrow and raised €1,585 for the Cancer Support House which was accepted by volunteers on behalf of the facility, […]

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Dr Eamonn Shanahan.

Well-Known Kerry Doctor Shortlisted For National GP Award

September 12, 2017 at 11:21 am 3 comments

A WELL-KNOWN Kerry doctor has been shortlisted in a category in a National GP Awards. GPBuddy.ie, the online resource for GPs in Ireland, has announced details of the shortlisted nominees for this year’s GPBuddy National GP Awards and Dr Eamonn Shanahan (Farranfore Medical Centre, Farranfore) is shortlisted in the ‘GPs in […]

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