Health&Fitness

Community Looks Forward To Fenit Coastal Cycle

Community Looks Forward To Fenit Coastal Cycle

March 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

CYCLISTS are getting ready for the sixth annual Fenit Coastal Cycle which takes place on Saturday, March 24. The cycling event is a fundraiser for St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit and they have two charities who will receive a monetary donation from the event — Diabetes Ireland & Kerry Cork Link […]

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Roger Harty: The Precious Shamrock

Roger Harty: The Precious Shamrock

March 18, 2018 at 10:11 am 1 comment

IF you were to look up the meaning of the word precious in the dictionary you would find the following…‘of great value; not to be wasted or treated carelessly’. Another bit of trivia is that the word precious originates from the Latin word pretiōsus costly, valuable, equivalent to preti(um) price. […]

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Launching the Kerry Hospice Good Friday walks around the county were, in front; athlete Shona Heaslip, Maura Sullivan, Radio Kerry's Deirdre Walsh and her daughter Olivia Crean. Back from left; Joe Hennebery (Tralee), Pat Doolan (Killarney, Michelle Jones (Killorglin), Eileen Sheehy (Listowel), Jenny Tarrant (Listowel), Mary O'Connor, Mary Shanahan, Breda O'Sullivan (Killorglin) and Andrea O'Donoghue (Tralee). Photo by Dermot Crean

People Urged To Hit The Road On Good Friday For The Hospice

March 16, 2018 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE athlete Shona Heaslip and Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh were on hand on Thursday evening to help launch the annual Kerry Hospice Good Friday Walks around the county. They will take place in various locations including Killarney, Killorglin, Inch, Listowel, the Spa and Tralee to name but a few. The […]

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Niall Lucey with children Seamus, Tadhg, Hannah Mai and Ellen at the launch of the Paul Lucey Memorial Run on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Stacks To Remember Paul Lucey With 10k/5k Memorial Run/Walk

March 13, 2018 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW 5k/10k event will take place in May to remember a great servant to the Austin Stacks Club. The ‘Run for the Rock — Paul Lucey 10km / 5km Memorial Run was launched on Monday night at Austin Stacks clubhouse. This run is to honour the memory of Paul […]

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Know Your Rights: Free Cancer Screening Programmes

March 10, 2018 at 10:36 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: My friend has been offered free screening for cancer. She says it’s a national free screening programme. How can I take part? Answer: The National Cancer Screening Service provides free […]

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Seminar On Link Between Dance And Healthcare And Well-Being

Seminar On Link Between Dance And Healthcare And Well-Being

March 8, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

A TWO-DAY seminar titled ‘Dance and Health Event’ will take place at Siamsa Tíre next month on the relevance of dance to healthcare and well-being. The event, on  April 26/27, will bring together dance artists, healthcare professionals and service users to explore the possibilities for dance in healthcare. “We need to […]

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REPRO FREE - Pictured L/R - Denis Walsh Tralee , Michael McCarthy , Pauleen O'Sullivan Nurse Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre and Kathleen Jordan Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre .
MICHAEL McCarthy from Ardfert has said he would love to take part in this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, but he can’t because he has Multiple Sclerosis and is confined to a wheelchair. Full of life and positivity, he is client of Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for Older Persons in Tralee which has been fortunately chosen as one of the main beneficiary charities for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2018 (ROKCC). Registration opens on Saturday 10th March and Michael has invited able-bodied cyclists to participate in this year’s showpiece with a view to raising much needed funds to develop a new multipurpose unit at the centre in Caherslee, Tralee.”
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Michael Asks People To Saddle Up For Baile Mhuire In Ring Of Kerry Cycle

March 7, 2018 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

MICHAEL McCarthy from Ardfert has said he would love to take part in this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle, but he can’t because he has Multiple Sclerosis and is confined to a wheelchair. Full of life and positivity, he is client of Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre for Older […]

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Organisers, sponsors and participants in the upcoming Ballybunion Leisure Centre 24 Hour Hydrobike event for charity later this month.

Participants Wanted For 24 Hour Charity Hydrobike Event In Ballybunion

March 6, 2018 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A CHARITY event in Ballybunion is seeking participants to help raise funds for Nano Nagle School in Listowel and Kerry Parents and Friends. Organised by Ballybunion Health and Leisure Centre and sponsored by The Coast Cafe, the event will see people take turns on the hydrobikes in the pool over […]

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Stay Off The Road Is Still The Message From Council

Stay Off The Road Is Still The Message From Council

March 2, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH the Status Red weather warning still in effect for Kerry and with further snowfall and freezing conditions anticipated this evening and tonight, the Kerry Local Coordination Group is appealing to members of the public not to travel for the rest of today. At this stage, national primary routes in the […]

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Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

Roger Harty: The Creation Of Adam

February 25, 2018 at 12:31 pm 1 comment

THERE is an old Chinese proverb which says that ‘One picture creates ten thousand words’. For me without doubt the painting of ‘The Creation Of Adam’ by Michelangelo is one such painting. It is the central painting of the ceiling in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican and in my […]

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Tammy and Paddy O'Connell and Michael McCormack before the cycle in aid of Fenit Lifeboat on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Plenty Time To Prepare For Annual Fenit RNLI Cycle Fundraiser

February 23, 2018 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

ATTENTION all cyclists! The annual Fenit RNLI Annual 50km Cycle Fundraiser is stet to take place on Saturday, May 5 this year. Details of the 16th annual Fenit Lifeboat charity fun cycle have just been announced and the 50 kilometre event will see cyclists make their way from Tralee through Farranfore and […]

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Talk On Osteoporosis And Bone Health At The Rose Hotel

Talk On Osteoporosis And Bone Health At The Rose Hotel

February 23, 2018 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

A TALK on Osteoporosis and Bone Health will take place at The Rose Hotel on Friday, March 2 at 7pm. The speakers at the event, which is sponsored by CH Tralee and the National Dairy Council, are Professor Moira O’Brien, Osteoporosis and Sports Medicine Consultant, Michelle O’Brien, CEO Irish Osteoporosis Society and Sheila King, Registered […]

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Michelle Greaney with winning male team Kerry Crusaders' members Ollie O'Sullivan, John Healy and John Collins at the finish of the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5k Race on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 300 Runners Enjoy 10 Miler/5k Race In Tralee On Sunday

February 19, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a rainy Sunday morning as over 300 runners took off from The Rose Hotel for the Optimal Fitness 10 Miler/5 Race. Organised by Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness, the event was enthusiastically received by runners and was a perfect way to prepare for the upcoming Tralee Marathon and […]

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Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

Roger Harty: The Sistine Chapel

February 18, 2018 at 12:20 pm 2 comments

ABOUT five years ago I had the pleasure of visiting The Sistine Chapel in The Vatican and ever since then it holds a special place in my heart. I suppose it would be a fair comparison to say that visiting the Sistine Chapel to Roman Catholics would be the equivalent […]

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

Still Time To Enter The 10 Miler/5k Race This Sunday

February 16, 2018 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S still a few places left for an event this Sunday which will see hundreds of runners hit the road. After holding a very successful event on New Year’s Eve, Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness has organised the Tralee 10 Miler and 5k Road Race will take place this Sunday at […]

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Guests and speaker at the Sam McCauley Health and Wellbeing evening at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday. Front from left; Mary Byrne, Dr Mary McCaffrey and Dr Corinne Evans. Back from left; Dr Louis Keary of the Bon Secours Hospital, Clair McEvoy, Brian Kearney, Tracey Stack and Christine Foley all from Sam McCauley's. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Informative Evening At Women’s Health Event In Manor West Hotel

February 9, 2018 at 12:52 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was another large turnout for the Women’s Health And Well-Being event in the Manor West Hotel last night. The free event, organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists for the second year in a row, saw a number of speakers including former X-Factor contestant and Celebrity Operation Transformation participant, Mary Byrne and experts […]

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Debra Ireland supporters Sarah Clancy and Liz Collins are asking walkers to join them for this year's inspirational Kerry Challenge from May 18th to 20th, see www.debraireland.org for more information.

People Wanted For Three Days Of Fun Out West For Charity

February 8, 2018 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY work colleagues with walking boots are being sought for an inspirational three-day adventure in the Dingle Peninsula, where the fun will help raise vital funds for butterfly skin charity Debra Ireland. Running from May 18th to 20th, ‘Debra’s Kerry Challenge’ includes three days of trekking though the beautiful Dingle […]

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Mary Byrne Joins Line-Up Of Speakers At Free Health And Wellbeing Event

Mary Byrne Joins Line-Up Of Speakers At Free Health And Wellbeing Event

February 6, 2018 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER X-Factor contestant and Celebrity Operation Transformation participant has joined the line-up of speakers for an event in Tralee on Thursday night. Singer Mary Byrne will be at The Manor West Hotel appearing at a special free event on Women’s Health And Well-Being organised by Sam McCauley’s Chemists. The […]

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Roger Harty: Why It Is Hard To Meditate

Roger Harty: Why It Is Hard To Meditate

February 4, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

THE dictionary definition of ‘A Paradox’ is ‘An apparent contradiction’. Well that is how I feel right now as I set out to write this article as I don’t agree with the above headline even though it was I who wrote it. Let me explain further. The thinking mind will […]

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Declan Crowe, AIB, Aidan Kelly, Tralee Chamber Alliance, Brian Hold and Marian Sugrue at the Health and Wellbeing Event in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Health And Wellbeing Event In The Ashe Hotel

February 2, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

THE Health and Wellbeing Event held in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday evening offered great advice and strategies for attendees on how to improve their lives. The event, which was jointly run by AIB Tralee customer financial planning division and Tralee Chamber Alliance, offered strategies for life performance. The purpose […]

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Noel Kelliher, Martin Moore, Colin Aherne, Yvonne Quill, and William Guiney at the final day of the '5k a Day Challenge' at the Ashe Hotel on Wednesday. Photos by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Final 5K A Day Challenge Raises Vital Funds For Charities

February 1, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

DESPITE the cold weather, walkers took to the road and completed day 31 of the 5k a Day January Challenge on Wednesday evening. The campaign was organised by Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne in order to raise vital funds for the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation, Kerry Cancer Support Group, and the Make […]

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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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