Health&Fitness

Joe Hennerbery of Kerry Hospice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness  launch the New Year's Eve 10/5k Run in aid of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

Still Time To Enter The New Year’s Eve 10k/5k Road Race

December 29, 2018 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

OVERDONE it with the turkey and a few drinks? Well there’s still time to redeem yourself and an event on New Year’s Eve will provide you with the chance to end 2018 on a healthy note. The Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race takes place on December 31 […]

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Some of participants at the Tralee RFC Family Fun Run on St Stephen's Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Great Day For A Run At Tralee RFC

December 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

ST Stephen’s Day is always fun at Tralee Rugby Club, but the fine weather made it an even more enjoyable day at O’Dowd Park. The 5k/3k family fun run has become a tradition at this stage and they had a nice turnout with many kids joining their parents in the […]

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Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

Roger Harty: Why Turkeys Don’t Vote For Christmas

December 23, 2018 at 12:50 pm 1 comment

I HAVE listened to many talks and speeches in my lifetime and I have a particular interest in how they are delivered. A key aspect of any speech is to inject a little bit of humour as it will engage the interest of your audience and may also help to […]

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

Mark The Date For The Jimmy Duffy Memorial Cycle

December 23, 2018 at 12:40 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 12 at 11am from St. Pat’s GAA Club, Blennerville. The event is held annually […]

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Setting off on the 'Operation Transformation' Walk from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mark The Date For ‘Operation Transformation’ Walk In January

December 20, 2018 at 2:08 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year again, when Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership have teamed up with Sport Ireland and Healthy Ireland to bring the National Operation Transformation Walk to Kerry. Now in its ninth year, the walk will see people all over the county put on their walking shoes, embrace […]

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Joe Hennerbery of Kerry Hospice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel, Mark Sullivan and Michelle Greaney of Optimal Fitness  launch the New Year's Eve 10/5k Run in aid of Kerry Hospice. Photo by Dermot Crean

End The Year With A Refreshing 5k/10k Run For Palliative Care Unit

December 17, 2018 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was such a success last year that it’s back again this New Year’s Eve providing runners with a chance to end 2018 on a healthy note. The Optimal Fitness Tralee 5k and 10k Road Race takes place on December 31 at 11am and proceeds raised will go to the Palliative […]

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Pat Sheehy received his Parkrun Hero award recently at the Town Park.

Tralee Man Named A Parkrun Hero

December 17, 2018 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE man has been named a VHI Parkrun Hero as he picked up the award for November. Pat Sheehy is a core member of the Tralee parkrun team and has volunteered 250+ times for both parkrun and junior parkruns that take place on Saturday and Sunday mornings. The monthly […]

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Roger Harty: Living In the Now

Roger Harty: Living In the Now

December 16, 2018 at 9:57 am 2 comments

AS I embark to write about this title, I cannot but ask myself how ridiculous the title is and how on earth am I going to get a full article out of it without boring people to death. The mind boggles and truly my mind is ‘boggling right now’, but […]

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Santa with Moyderwell pupils taking part in the Jingle Bell Jog on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Jingle All The Way Round The Park In Fundraiser

December 13, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

A FRESH morning in the Town Park provided ideal conditions for a healthy and enjoyable fundraiser involving Moyderwell Mercy Primary School pupils. The ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ saw excited pupils, with many donning Santa hats and Christmas jumpers, do a circuit of the Park. “The Jingle Bell Jog is a festive […]

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Roger Harty: Why Sugar Is Addictive

Roger Harty: Why Sugar Is Addictive

December 9, 2018 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

GETTING straight to the kernel of the matter, sugar is addictive because it is connected with our very survival. In other words, if we don’t get what the body believes to be an adequate supply of sugar it thinks it is going to die. A very important point to make […]

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Roger Harty: Good Old Fashioned Abstinence/Resilience

Roger Harty: Good Old Fashioned Abstinence/Resilience

December 2, 2018 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

I LOVE chocolate – that is a fact, but the problem I have is the following; does chocolate love me? I have no doubt that the answer to this question is No, with a big Capital N, but that still doesn’t stop me eating it. In the world that we […]

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Aoife Roche.

Tralee Woman Aoife Wins Miss Bikini Titles At Championships In Belfast

November 28, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman was a big winner in Belfast on Sunday in the National Irish Fitness Model Association World Championships. Aoife Roche (35) won the Miss Bikini over 30s,  Miss Beach Body and Overall Miss Bikini World Champion 2018 at the event. Aoife, the daughter of well known publican Damien and Bridie Roche of The […]

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Paola Kennedy teaching the Grow Happier programme at Listellick NS on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Listellick Pupils ‘Grow Happier’ With Yoga, Dance And Mindfulness

November 22, 2018 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL pupils in Listellick N.S. took part in the “Let’s Grow Happier” programme for 6 weeks this term. This programme, devised by Paola Kennedy, is all about empowering pupils to reach their full potential and to teach them how to be kind, respectful, more confident, calmer, happier and less anxious. […]

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Expert To Give Free Talk On Healthy Eating For Older People At Tralee Library

Expert To Give Free Talk On Healthy Eating For Older People At Tralee Library

November 19, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A FREE event aimed at older people will take place at Tralee Library this week. “Eat Well, Age Well – Healthy Eating for Older People” is a talk by Niamh O’Connor, Dietician and Nutrition Consultant and takes place this Thursday morning at 11am. Topics will include : what does a […]

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Roger Harty: My Visit To Dzogchen Beara

Roger Harty: My Visit To Dzogchen Beara

November 18, 2018 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

ABOUT 14 years ago when I was troubled with issues of ‘the mind’, I set out on a quest to solve these issues. I came to the conclusion that if my mind could make me sick, then my mind could also make me better. As a result of this quest […]

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Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

Join The Parkrun Family For Their 200th Celebrations

November 15, 2018 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

NEXT Saturday sees another milestone reached in the history of Parkrun in Tralee. It will be the 200th Parkrun since it began in the Town Park back in January 2015. Since then it has become a fantastic weekly 5k event with hundreds availing of the fantastic facility that is our […]

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Special guest Pamela Flood will join host Deirdre Walsh at the Talkabout Christmas Tea Party on Sunday November 18.

Radio Kerry Invites Ladies To The ‘Talkabout Tea Party’

November 8, 2018 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE second Radio Kerry ‘TalkAbout Christmas Tea Party’ has been announced for Ballygarry House Hotel on Sunday, November 18 with special guest, TV star Pamela Flood. Hosted by presenter Deirdre Walsh, the theme for this year’s event is ‘Looking good as you age’ with the focus on women in their […]

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Roger Harty: A Cake Without Flour Is Not A Cake

Roger Harty: A Cake Without Flour Is Not A Cake

November 4, 2018 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

AS a general rule, the main ingredient of a cake is flour and without it you have no cake. Like any good rule there is always an exception and the one that comes to mind is Victoria Beckham who recently celebrated her birthday with a ‘Melon Cake’! A ‘Melon Cake’ […]

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Cheerleading fun at Presentation. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Loads Of Activities Give A Sense Of ‘Wellbeing’ At Presentation

October 31, 2018 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S been plenty of activity at Presentation Secondary School Tralee lately, as the junior cycle pupils get into the new subject of ‘Wellbeing’. In the first term of school, the PE Department has always organised outdoor trips for new groupings where well established community links are utilised. Pupils in 2nd, […]

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Participants take off on the Santa 5k Fun Run from the Tralee Bay Wetlands on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Join The Hundreds Of People At The Santa 5k Run Fundraiser

October 30, 2018 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S pretty much a Christmas tradition at this stage. This year’s Tralee Santa 5k Fun Run will take place on Sunday, December 16 at 11am from the Tralee Bay Wetlands and once again, runners, joggers, walkers, cyclists and pets alike are welcome to take part. It’s very much a community […]

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Roger Harty: A Problem Without Thought Is A Situation

Roger Harty: A Problem Without Thought Is A Situation

October 28, 2018 at 5:30 am Comments are Disabled

I FIRST came across this idea about 12 years ago in a book called ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle (over 33 million copies sold!). In the book Eckhart says that we have no problems in life. To this day I can still remember the page I read it […]

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Red Cross Invites Public To Join Them In Taking ‘Healthy Steps’

Red Cross Invites Public To Join Them In Taking ‘Healthy Steps’

October 22, 2018 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE local branch of the Irish Red Cross is getting on board with an initiative to get people moving, more healthy and also to bring the community together. The Healthy Steps active lifestyle programme was developed to address health issues and promote social inclusion in communities around Ireland. The service […]

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Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

Roger Harty: That Is Better Than How

October 21, 2018 at 9:37 am 2 comments

A FEW weeks ago I was out for a meal with a few friends. All was going great until I noticed a large red wine stain on my shirt. Now it was early in the evening and I had no intention of going home to change until suddenly I remembered […]

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Dr Mary McCaffrey

Scotia Clinic To Host Fertility Information Evening For Couples

October 18, 2018 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Scotia Clinic, in conjunction with Sims IVF Cork, are hosting an information evening for couples undergoing, or about to start, fertility treatments in the Brehon Hotel, Killarney on this Friday, October 19 at 7.30pm. Approximately 1: 6 couples experience difficulties in becoming pregnant. The process of deciding on what […]

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Roger Harty: Back To Basics

Roger Harty: Back To Basics

October 14, 2018 at 1:25 pm 1 comment

PEOPLE who know me will know that I often talk about the basic pillars that are required for good health, be it mental health or otherwise. On that subject I believe that our mental health and general health go hand in hand i.e. you can’t have one without the other. […]

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Majella Duignan of Nutrifit with Marisa Reidy and Carol Barry of Recovery Haven launching the coffee morning and information session which takes place later this month. Photo by Dermot Crean

Nutrifit For Women Pulls Out All The Stops For Local Cancer Charity

October 11, 2018 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE-BASED women’s health and fitness business is doing its bit to help promote breast cancer awareness month this October by teaming up with local cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry. Nutrifit for Women, which provides a workout programme and nutritional advice to women of all ages, is dedicating the […]

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Maria Maher and Majella Duignan of Nutrifit for Women at the Horan's Health and Wellness Fest at the Manor West Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Big Crowds At Horan’s Healthstores Health And Wellness Fest

October 7, 2018 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout yesterday at the Horan’s Healthstore’s Health and Wellness Fest at the Manor West Hotel. And the event continues today. Nutritionist Kevin Beasley will be with members of the Kerry team for a panel session at 3.30pm in the board room. World renowned nutritionist Patrick Holford is […]

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Roger Harty: Reshaping Fear

Roger Harty: Reshaping Fear

October 7, 2018 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

A GREAT acronym for the word FEAR is; False Expectations Appearing Real The reason for this is that in truth most of our fears aren’t real. They’re in our imagination and when we face them (i.e. put them to the test) we find that they really and truly weren’t real […]

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Marketing Officer with Recovery Haven Marisa Reidy surrounded by well known Radio Kerry presenters John Drummey, Jerry O'Sullivan, Brendan Fuller and Andrew Morrissey who have signed up for the Recovery Haven Movember Challenge. Photo by Dermot Crean

Radio Kerry Stars To Take Part In ‘Movember Challenge’

October 5, 2018 at 1:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THEIR voices are already renowned around the county of Kerry, but now it’s the appearance of four Radio Kerry presenters that will come under the spotlight after they signed up to take part in Recovery Haven Kerry’s ‘100 Men/€100 Movember Challenge.’ Big-hearted radio stars Brendan Fuller, Andre Morrissey, Jerry O’Sullivan […]

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James Pembroke and Brian Hurley who made 'Living With Lyme Disease'.

Kerry Filmmakers’ Documentary On Lyme Disease On RTE ONE Next Week

September 27, 2018 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A DOCUMENTARY made by Kerry filmmakers will broadcast next week on RTE ONE. ‘Living with Lyme Disease’, presented by Kerry native Brian Hurley and co-produced by James and David Pembroke from Currow will be broadcast on Thursday, October 4 at 10.15pm. The programme examines how a tiny tick bite can […]

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