Health&Fitness

Dublin 27th August 2017
Bewley’s Employees Gear Up for Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice.
The Bewley’s cycle team, Charlie Scully, Joe Hann Davis, Mark Saunders – Brand Director at Bewley’s and Jason Doyle set off on a 500km cross country cycle to raise much needed funds for Hospices nationwide as part of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s which takes place on Thursday 14th September. The cycle kicks off on the 1st September in a bid to rise €7,000 for local hospice care and finishes four days later in Dublin. 
For those interested in hosting a coffee morning to help raise funds for their local hospice, you can register at www.hospicecoffeemorning.com. Alternatively you can text COFFEE to 50300 to donate €4 to your local hospice.

Cyclists To Set Off On Fundraiser From New Palliative Care Unit

August 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday sees six Bewley’s employees set off from Tralee on a 500km cross country cycle to raise much needed funds for Hospices nationwide. It’s all part of Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice Together with Bewley’s which takes place on Thursday 14th September. The cycle kicks off on the September […]

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Roger Harty: We Are All Equal

Roger Harty: We Are All Equal

August 27, 2017 at 11:25 am 2 comments

If you look at this through human eyes I’m on a hiding to nothing here, as no matter what I say the subject of equality is always bound to evoke controversy. While I’m not trying to avoid controversy, I’m also not trying to provoke it. The thing about equality is […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Treatment Of Vaginal Dryness

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms And Treatment Of Vaginal Dryness

August 26, 2017 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on vaginal dryness… It’s a problem that can affect any woman; although after the menopause it is very common, affecting over half of post-menopausal women. The symptoms may include dryness, discomfort during sex and urinary symptoms, but these can […]

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Poshey Completes Town2Town Challenge From Dundalk To Tralee For Charities

Poshey Completes Town2Town Challenge From Dundalk To Tralee For Charities

August 24, 2017 at 2:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has thanked everyone who donated to a marathon cycle he took part in last weekend in aid of three charities. Colin ‘Poshey’ Aherne took part in the Town2Town Challenge, a three day event, raising money for Make A Wish Ireland, Friends of A & Donal Walsh #LiveLife. He […]

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NCBI To Hold Public Meeting For People Affected With Sight Loss

NCBI To Hold Public Meeting For People Affected With Sight Loss

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

THE National Council For The Blind Of Ireland (NCBI) is holding a public meeting in Tralee on September 6 in a bid to engage with people who are directly affected with sight loss. The meetings are being held to  focus attention on the difficulties people who are blind or vision impaired encounter […]

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Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff participants make their way down Denny Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Powerful Event Spreads Cycle Against Suicide Message

August 22, 2017 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were over 100 cyclists taking part in the Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff on Saturday afternoon and the support of the local community both in Tralee and Ballyheigue was inspiring say organisers. The cyclists set off from Austin Stacks GAA Club in Connolly Park at around 2.30pm making their way […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Of Anaemia

Dr Caitlin: The Symptoms, Causes And Treatment Of Anaemia

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

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on anaemia… What is anaemia? Anaemia is a condition caused by a lack of red blood cells. It means that the body’s tissues and organs cannot get enough oxygen. Red blood cells are given their colour by a red […]

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Marie O'Carroll meets Sligo Rose Lisa Maloney and Arizona Rose Lauren Koll at the Palliative Care Unit of UHK on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Roses Pay A Visit To Palliative Care Unit

August 18, 2017 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

TraleeToday.ie’s coverage of the Rose of Tralee International Festival is brought to you by AIB Tralee… A NUMBER of Rose of Tralee contestants paid a visit to the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry on Friday morning. They met staff and patients to hear about the amazing work that […]

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NO REPRO FEE: Tuesday, 8 August 2017: The Irish Cancer Society will be joined by the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Children’s Rights Alliance, Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Union of Students in Ireland and many others to sign a Contract Against Cancer at the launch of a new HPV Vaccination Alliance. Pictured at the contract signing against Cancer and launch of new HPV Vaccination Alliance were fron left: Tanya Ward, Chief Executive Childrens Righta Alliance; Donal Buggy, Head of services and Advocacy, Irish Cancer Society; Niamh MurtaghNiamh Murtagh, Vice President for Welfare Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and Orla O’ Connor, Director, National Womens Council of Ireland.  Pic: Mac Innes Photography.

Dramatic Drop In Uptake Of HPV Vaccine In Kerry Girls

August 14, 2017 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY has seen a big fall in uptake of a life-saving cancer vaccine. The dramatic fall in the uptake of the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine requires urgent action for it to be addressed, the newly-formed HPV Vaccination Alliance has said. Kerry has seen one of the steepest drops in uptake of […]

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Roger Harty: Namaste

Roger Harty: Namaste

August 13, 2017 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a beautiful word ‘Namaste’ is. I suppose that is part of the beauty, the fact that it is only a simple single word, yet it incorporates so much meaning to it. Certainly it is a prime example of the expression ‘the best goods come in small parcels’. Namaste is […]

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Dr Caitlin: A Guide To Safer Sex

Dr Caitlin: A Guide To Safer Sex

August 12, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on practising safer sex and avoiding STIs… “Safer sex” usually refers to having sex in a way which reduces your risks of catching a sexually transmitted infection. Although sex should be an enjoyable activity, it can put you at […]

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Participants at the start of the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert Harvest Cycle Set To Be The Best Yet

August 11, 2017 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

  THE 4th annual Ardfert Harvest Cycle is  promises to reach even greater heights this year with a number of exciting additions. Held to raise funds for Ardfert NS, the leisure cycle with 2 routes, 32km and 70km, will provide a challenge for both the novice and experienced cyclist as they […]

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Participants in the Cycle Against Suicide make their way through town on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Get Involved In The Cycle Against Suicide Spinoff

August 11, 2017 at 10:19 am 1 comment

TRALEE people are being asked to support a fantastic event held during the Rose of Tralee Festival which spreads the message that “It’s OK not to feel OK; and it’s absolutely OK to ask for help”. On Saturday, August 19th, the community of Tralee will host a 50km cycle as part […]

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Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry Services accepts a cheque for €12,186 from Tommy Sheehy. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy’s Pedal Power Gives Another Funding Boost To Enable Ireland Kerry

August 10, 2017 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

A CYCLING dynamo from Ballyroe visited Enable Ireland Kerry at Oakview this morning to deliver another big cheque to the service. This year, Tommy Sheehy, originally from Castleisland, has raised a staggering €12,186 for Enable Ireland Kerry Services by undertaking a series of 8 hour spinning sessions throughout Kerry. To […]

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Dr Caitlin: Slapped Cheek Disease

Dr Caitlin: Slapped Cheek Disease

August 5, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on Slapped Cheek Disease… Slapped cheek disease is normally a mild, short illness. However, the rash may appear to be quite dramatic. No treatment is usually needed. However, it can cause harm to an unborn baby, so women who are […]

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Roger Harty: Why ‘Now’ Works

Roger Harty: Why ‘Now’ Works

July 30, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 comment

WE know something is a truth because it works and it works because it is a truth. Living in the ‘Now’ works so therefore it is a truth but the question on the title above is ‘Why’ ? Again I have to ask the right question. Do you have a […]

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Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tips For Potty Training

Dr Caitlin O’Connor: Tips For Potty Training

July 29, 2017 at 9:24 am 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on all things to do with potty training… Judging the right moment! Most parents, particularly those with a first child, spend many hours agonising over how they are going to teach the child acceptable toilet behaviour. When the child […]

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Open Arms Kerry Looks For Volunteers For New Office

Open Arms Kerry Looks For Volunteers For New Office

July 27, 2017 at 9:49 am 1 comment

THE Open Arms Kerry project, which aims to provide help for people with mental health issues, is looking for volunteers to man their new office when it opens in September. “It is one of our aims to set up a movement of people who will play a part in helping […]

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The cyclists gather at the start of the Na Gaeil GAA Club annual cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Na Gaeil Prepares To Saddle Up For Annual Cycle

July 26, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S become a very popular annual event at the Oakpark club and this year is set to be no different as Na Gaeil prepares for its annual fundraising cycle. Over 100 cyclists took to the road last year and on Saturday, August 26, the club is hoping as many people […]

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REPRO FREE – RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars winner and former Kerry footballer, Aidan O’Mahony, will set the catwalk alight in the Festival Dome next month as the special guest at this year’s Rose of Tralee Fashion Show on Sunday 20th August. The Rose of Tralee Fashion Show, which was launched at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, will feature all the top boutiques and stores from the Munster region, including top Irish milliners. Pictured were … Laura Guilfoyle - Pamela Scott Tralee
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Top Fashions And Amazing Prizes At Rose Of Tralee Fashion Show

July 25, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars winner and former Kerry footballer, Aidan O’Mahony, will set the catwalk alight in the Festival Dome next month as the special guest at this year’s Rose of Tralee Fashion Show on Sunday, August 20. But you’ll have to be there on the night to find out […]

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Taking off in the Jamie Wrenn/Mike Dean Walk from the Aquadome to Castlegregory on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Fun And Thousands Raised On Annual Memorial Walk

July 23, 2017 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed fine for walkers who went west in aid of Recovery Haven on Saturday. There were 135 people registered for the annual Jamie Wrenn walk which this year also remembered Mike Deane who passed away in March. This walk from Tralee to Castlegregory raises much needed funds for […]

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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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