Health&Fitness

Santa 5k Fun Run Raises €6,000 For Children’s Ward At UHK

Santa 5k Fun Run Raises €6,000 For Children’s Ward At UHK

January 31, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run was a huge success back in December and the fruits of that occasion were presented this week. Around 500 people took to the road last month to raise much needed funds for the children’s ward at University Hospital Kerry. Thanks to everyone’s efforts a […]

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Participants take off at the Park Run in conjunction with Operation Transformation on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Celebrate Tralee Parkrun’s Third Birthday This Weekend

January 30, 2018 at 10:40 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a part of the weekend for many people around town and on Saturday, the Parkrun family will celebrate the third birthday of the Tralee event. Everyone is welcome to come down to the Town Park on Saturday morning at 9.30am to celebrate the milestone. It doesn’t matter if […]

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Roger Harty: Take Time To Smell The Roses

Roger Harty: Take Time To Smell The Roses

January 28, 2018 at 4:59 am 1 comment

WHAT ultimately is life all about if we don’t take time to stop and appreciate it, if we don’t take time to stop and smell the roses. Everybody says it, that the world is getting faster and more and more people are rushing around in the constant pursuit of some […]

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Colm Cooper And Joe O’Connor To Speak At Health And Wellbeing Event

Colm Cooper And Joe O’Connor To Speak At Health And Wellbeing Event

January 26, 2018 at 2:42 pm Comments are Disabled

AIB Tralee, in association with Tralee Chamber Alliance, are holding a Health & Wellbeing event in The Ashe Hotel next week with two great speakers lined up. On Thursday, February 1, Joe O’Connor of Nisus Fitness and creator of Ireland’s Fittest Family, and Kerry Person of the Year Colm “Gooch” Cooper […]

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Petmania Tralee.

Tralee Store To Get Pets In Shape With ‘Operation TransPAWmation’

January 24, 2018 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S not just for humans apparently. While many people are watching their diet and pounding the roads to get healthier for 2018, Petmania has started a new health regime for family pets. The chain of stores launched their ‘Operation TransPAWmation’ initiative which will take place in Tralee and 11 other […]

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Experts To Speak At Free Women’s Healthcare Event In Manor West Hotel

Experts To Speak At Free Women’s Healthcare Event In Manor West Hotel

January 19, 2018 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE Manor West Hotel will be the venue for a special free event next month on Women’s Health And Well-Being organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists. The event on Thursday, February 8 at 7.15pm, applies to women of all ages and speakers include  Dr Mary McCaffrey (Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist), Dr Louis Keary […]

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Caroline McAuliffe with husband Mitchell and children Jessie and Evie, Katie O'Shea, Peggy O'Sullivan, Marcus O'Sullivan, Yvonne O'Sullivan and Jamie O'Shea, looking forward to the 80s and 90s disco fundraiser at The Abbey Tavern. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caroline Wants To Give Something Back After Cancer Ordeal

January 17, 2018 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

AN Ardfert woman is organising a 80s/90s disco fundraiser next month to help out the hospital where she was treated for cancer over a year ago. Caroline McAuliffe, a married mother of two young children, was 36 years old when she had a tumour in her tongue removed at the […]

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Anne Kelliher and Michelle Greaney  look forward to the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler in February. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle Plans 10 Miler And 5k Race For February

January 15, 2018 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER holding a very successful event on New Year’s Eve, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness has another race planned for next month which is sure to attract running enthusiasts. The Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race will take place on Sunday, February 18 at 10am from The Rose Hotel. […]

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Amy O'Brien, Norma and Cathal Scanlon and Lorraine Goodall at the finish of the 'Operation Transformation' Walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 300 People Hit The Road For ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk

January 14, 2018 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE rain cleared up and stayed dry for the hundreds of people who set off on a 6k walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. The walk, organised by Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland, was held in tandem with RTE’s ‘Operation Transformation’ walks around […]

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Anne O'Riordan, Margaret O'Shea, Annette Dineen, Joan O'Sullivan and Margaret Hayes at the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle from St Pats GAA Club on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Dry Day For The Annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

CYCLING enthusiasts turned out in good numbers on Saturday morning in Blennerville for the annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle. Around 120 participants of varying ages set off from St Pats GAA Club to head to Castleisland and back in the cycle to remember the local musician and keen cyclist. Jimmy […]

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Roger Harty: Lila

Roger Harty: Lila

January 14, 2018 at 9:56 am 1 comment

I CAME across the term ‘Lila’ (sometimes spelled Leela) a few years ago and found it most interesting. It is of Sanskrit and Hindu origin from the East and can loosely be translated as a ‘Divine Play’. From a Western point of view it would be ok to suggest that […]

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Rachel, Kelly and Bernie Hayes at the Garvey's Supervalu Tralee Operation Transformation walk on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Opening Night For Garvey’s Operation Transformation Walks

January 12, 2018 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

‘OPERATION Transformation’ is back on our screens this week and Garveys Supervalu Tralee have again teamed up with the show to promote a healthier lifestyle. Over 150 walkers of all ages and fitness levels gathered in the car park on Thursday evening to take on a 5k walk and get […]

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Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

Roger Harty: Smile, It’s Good For You

January 7, 2018 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

IF we want to get on in life, which I’m sure any rational thinking person does, then it is very obvious that we should do things that are of benefit to us. Yes, I know I’m being a little pedantic when I say we should exercise daily, watch what we […]

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Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

Get Active At The ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk From The Wetlands

January 4, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Recreation and Sports Partnership have again joined forces with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland for this year’s Operation Transformation Walk. The national event, now in its eighth year, has always had a great turn out with thousands of people donning their walking shoes and getting active. The Kerry Operation […]

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Born To Run Club Event Shortlisted For Award

Born To Run Club Event Shortlisted For Award

January 3, 2018 at 10:19 am 1 comment

LOCAL running club, Born To Run, are hoping people will take the time to vote for them in an upcoming awards. The Born to Run 40 Mile Ultra has made the final short list for the Running in Ireland Race Awards 2017. You can cast your vote for them in […]

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Participants at the start of the Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Active At The Annual Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

January 2, 2018 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TIME to get active again after the Christmas/New Year period and what better way than to achieve this than by getting the bike out for a cycle. The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle takes place Saturday, January 13 at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually […]

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Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

Massive Increase In Patients Waiting On Trolleys At UHK Since Decade Began

January 2, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE numbers of patients waiting on trolleys at University Hospital Kerry has risen from 623 in 2010 to 2,215  in 2017 according the the latest trolley watch figures. The figures from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) also show that there was an increase of one third on the […]

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At the launch of the 5k A Day for January Challenge in the Ashe Hotel earlier this month were, kneeling;  Luke Boyle. Back; Colin 'Poshey' Aherne, Elma Walsh and Breda Dyland. Photo by Dermot Crean

5k A Day Challenge For January Has Already Raised A Lot Of Money

January 1, 2018 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

TODAY is the day. The turkey and ham are well gone, the bottle banks are heaving and changes have had to be made to notches on the belt. Now it’s time for a change and the perfect start can be made by starting the 5k a day January challenge for positive […]

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Roger Harty: New Beginnings

Roger Harty: New Beginnings

December 31, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

I CANNOT think of a better way to finish the old year and to begin the New year than with a bit of humour. Ok here goes. What’s the difference between commitment and involvement ? In the case of a bacon and egg sandwich – the chicken is involved while […]

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Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

Roger Harty: The Real Meaning Of Christmas

December 24, 2017 at 9:09 am 2 comments

IT would truly be a shame if we were to lose out on the real meaning of Christmas in our lives. Yes, it is a wonderful time for celebration, presents, food, visiting friends and relations and gathering of families. Yet, if we are to be honest, there is a certain […]

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Michelle Greaney (right) of Optimal Fitness with Tommy Horan, Anne Kelliher and Christine Brosnan looking forward to the 5k/10k Road Race on New Year's Eve. Photo by Dermot Crean

Michelle’s Invitation To Final Run Of 2017 With 5k/10k Road Race

December 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

A 5K/10K road race will take place on New Years Eve in Tralee to close the year on a healthy note and raise funds for a local charity. Optimal Fitness presents its first 5k and 10k event starting from The Rose Hotel at 11am on Sunday, December 31 and organiser […]

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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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