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Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

Dr Caitlin: The Painful Problem Of Gout

June 24, 2017 at 12:22 pm Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on the causes and treatment of Gout… Gout causes attacks of pain and swelling in one or more joints. An anti-inflammatory painkiller usually eases an attack quickly. Lifestyle factors may reduce the risk of having gout attacks. These include losing […]

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Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In  L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

Kerry Hairdresser To Compete In L’Oréal Awards Grand Final

June 22, 2017 at 2:40 pm 1 comment

A KERRY hairdresser, who has a salon in Tralee, will find out if he is ‘worth it’ early next month when he competes in the grand final of the 51st L’Oréal Colour Trophy Awards, which will take place at O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Dublin on Monday, July 3. No stranger to […]

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Members of the Inspired group dancing at the start of the Inspired Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wonderful Night Of Fashion And Fun With Inspired Group

June 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

MEMBERS of Inspired put on a great show on Friday night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Their fashion show was hugely enjoyable for the approximately 200 who attended, including writer Billy Keane, Deputy Michael Healy Rae and renowned designer Don O’Neill who attended with his husband Pascal Guillermie. The show was […]

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Miriam Leane, Katie McAuliffe, Emme Fitzgerald and Ashling Murphy at the Kerry GAA Night of Champions at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sunshine, Style And GAA Stars At The ‘Night Of Champions’

June 18, 2017 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was fashion, family entertainment and great racing at the annual Kerry GAA ‘Night of Champions’ at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night. The Kerry Senior Football and Hurling players and management were there to meet the fans and the weather was especially kind. The Kerry GAA Supporters Club sponsored the […]

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Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

Roger Harty: Android Phones / Android People

June 18, 2017 at 11:20 am 3 comments

IF I am to be totally honest, I must admit that I was never a huge fan of science fiction. Perhaps this was for one of two reasons. a) I thought that the whole notion was too far-fetched or b) that it was a little too close to the bone […]

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At the launch of the Rose of Tralee 10k at the Rose Hotel on Friday evening were, in front; Chairman of Tralee Harriers Martin Fitzgerald, Derek Griffin, Mayor of Tralee Terry O'Brien, Kerry Rose Breda O'Mahony, and Michelle Greaney. Back from left; Race Director Martin O'Sullivan, Alanna O'Sullivan, Grace Creedon, Mary Fitzmaurice, General Manager of The Rose Hotel Mark Sullivan, Emer Hogan and Vice-Chairman Gene O'Donnell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry Rose And Mayor Of Tralee Launch Rose 10k

June 17, 2017 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Harriers Athletic Club have announced details of their route for their annual ROSE10K with Mayor of Tralee Terry O’Brien and this year’s Kerry Rose Breda O’Mahony jointly launching the event. The race is scheduled to take place on August 20 at 11.30am and will be started by reigning Rose of Tralee, Maggie […]

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Susan Sugrue, Tiana Caplis, Anne McEllistrim and Caroline Lynch at the start of the Pedal In The Park event from Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Beautiful Evening For A ‘Pedal In The Park’

June 17, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was gorgeous sunshine at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Friday evening for an event to get families together on their bikes for some exercise. The Pedal in the Park— part of National Bike Week which runs from June 10 to 18 this year — is now in its seventh year […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Bacterial Vaginosis

June 17, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre at St Brendan’s Park on Bacterial Vaginosis… Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is common and causes a vaginal discharge, often with a noticeable smell. BV is not a sexually transmitted infection. It is caused by an overgrowth of normal germs (bacteria) in the vagina. Symptoms are […]

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Competitors navigating the Conor Pass in severe winds,  competing in The Annual Dingle Adventure Race, a one day Multi Activity Adventure Race consisting 3 Courses DAR Full, DAR Sport & DAR Mini, Biking over the spectacular Conor Pass, Climbing Mount Brandon, running the coastal windy roads of Slea head and Dunquin, along the Dingle Peninsula, Co Kerry.Photo:Valerie O'Sullivan/NO REPRO****FREE PIC****

PHOTOS: Dingle Adventure Race Draws Over 800 Participants

June 12, 2017 at 11:51 am 1 comment

Over 800 athletes from all corners of Ireland and Europe descended on Dingle and its  Peninsula for the epic Dingle Adventure Race 2017. The wild and windy weather played havoc with the Kayaking section, as heavy cloud and mist descended for the day, the wind was wild on the Atlantic […]

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PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

PHOTOS: Having A Ball At The Rose Hotel For A Great Cause

June 11, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

A MIDSUMMER’S Ball for charity took place on Friday night at the Rose Hotel with Miriam O’Callaghan as special guest for the evening along with RTE colleague and Kerry native Katie Hannon. Guests were welcomed with a champagne reception before a delicious meal and entertainment from The Disagreements followed by a disco. There was over 140 […]

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Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

Dr Caitlin: The Problem Of Fungal Nail Infections

June 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm 1 comment

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on fungal nail infections… Fungal infection of nails (tinea unguium) is common. The infection causes thickened and unsightly nails which sometimes become painful. Medication often works well to clear the infection but you need to take medication for several […]

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WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

WATCH: Ballyheigue And Killorglin Youth Projects Need Film Views To Win Award

June 9, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG people from Neighbourhood Youth Project, Killorglin and Club Óg-Ógras, Ballyheigue are calling on their local communities to help them win a national award as part of the Irish Cancer Society’s X-HALE Youth Awards. The groups have submitted films that encourage young people to be “smoke free” into the 2017 X-HALE Short Film […]

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Feel the L.O.V. At CH Chemists With Aimee Connolly This Friday

Feel the L.O.V. At CH Chemists With Aimee Connolly This Friday

June 9, 2017 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

RENOWNED MUA Amy Connolly is coming to CH Chemist’s to hold a Make Up Masterclass tonight (Friday) at 7pm. Aimee is a regular on TV3’s Xpose, the nation’s biggest fashion and beauty show, and also has a weekly column with the Sunday World. The renowned Make up Artist has recently opened her own […]

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PHOTOS: More Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 2)

PHOTOS: More Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 2)

June 6, 2017 at 11:22 am 1 comment

THE rain held off long enough to crown the best dressed ladies at Listowel Races on Sunday. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous photos), the eventual winner was Margaret Hynes Cahill from Ardfert. Margaret’s dress and jacket were purchased from Jasmine Boutique in Tralee, and her hat was […]

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Winner of the Best Dressed Lady Competition at the Listowel Races was Margaret Hynes, with Aisling O'Loughlin, Orla Winters and Eilis Stack. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: All The Style From Listowel Races Ladies Day (Part 1)

June 5, 2017 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

MARGARET Hynes Cahill from Ardfert, wearing a powder blue outfit inspired by American First Ladies Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Melania Trump, won the Best Dressed Lady title at the Listowel Races June Bank Holiday Meeting on Sunday. Margaret who is a Garda and also models with the Holman Lee Agency, […]

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REPRO FREE - 64 men from all over Ireland have made it through the famous Boot Camp Weekend in Kerry to take their places as Rose Escorts at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from 16 to 22 August. The lads had to carry out a range activities including a hike over Mount Brandon - Ireland’s second highest mountain – cliff diving, water-skiing, cycling, turf-footing, abseiling, kayaking, surfing, ironing and sewing in order to prove they will have the stamina to be Rose Escorts.
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A Healy Rae Is Among The Rose Escorts This Year

June 5, 2017 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

SIX young Kerrymen have got what it takes to be the perfect gentlemen and have been selected to be among the 64 Rose Escorts at this year’s Rose of Tralee International Festival from 16 to 22 August. Thomas Lynch (28), Joseph Meehan (24), Sean O’Connor (26), Niall O’Hara (28), Shane Thornton […]

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Sinead Reidy, Michelle Griffin and Maeve O'Donnell at the Kerry Rose 2017 selection at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Support For The Kerry Rose Contestants At Selection Night

June 4, 2017 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

THEY came from all over the county and beyond on Friday night to support their favourite contestants at the Kerry Rose selection night  in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. They brought their banners too and cheered as each of the 24 ladies were brought to the stage for their interviews by Daithí Ó Sé. As […]

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Roger Harty: Correct Mobile Phone Etiquette

Roger Harty: Correct Mobile Phone Etiquette

June 4, 2017 at 10:48 am 1 comment

IF there is one thing that hasn’t change down to the centuries, it is the importance of courtesy and manners in our everyday lives. I have a distinct memory of being with my father walking down Fenit Pier and he would routinely tip his hat anytime a lady would pass. […]

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Contestants Siobhan Bustin, Sarah Louise O'Connell and Cliona Daly at the Kerry Rose 2017 selection at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night Of Style And Glamour At Kerry Rose Selection

June 3, 2017 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a wonderful night of glamour and style in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel as the new Kerry Rose was selected. It must have been a tough decision for the judges Caroline McEnery, Denise O’Sullivan and Adam Crohan but in the end they chose 27 year old Breda O’Mahony from Rathmore, […]

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Dr Caitlin: Gallstones And How To Prevent Them

Dr Caitlin: Gallstones And How To Prevent Them

June 3, 2017 at 7:17 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on gallstones and how to prevent them… Gallstones are common. They cause no symptoms in two out of three people who have them. They sometimes cause problems such as pain, yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2017 Contestants (Part 2)

PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2017 Contestants (Part 2)

June 1, 2017 at 6:05 pm Comments are Disabled

Earlier we brought you 12 of the Kerry Rose 2017 contestants in the selection on this Friday night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel (click here if you missed them). Here’s the other 12 ladies and a little bit about them… JANICE HEALY SPONSORED BY CASTLEROSSE HOTEL Janice studied Hotel Management […]

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PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2017 Contestants (Part 1)

PHOTOS: Meet The Kerry Rose 2017 Contestants (Part 1)

June 1, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

The Kerry Rose 2017 selection night takes place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel tomorrow night. Here’s 12 of the 24 ladies vying to succeed Danielle O’Sullivan (for the other 12 contestants click here)… ALANNAH KISSANE SPONSORED BY TRANTS PHARMACY Alannah Kissane is a student teacher in Mary Immaculate College Thurles campus, […]

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Former Presentation Tralee Student Is Crowned Miss Hull 2017

Former Presentation Tralee Student Is Crowned Miss Hull 2017

June 1, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE 24 ladies are hoping to be the new Kerry Rose this Friday night, a former Presentation Secondary School Tralee student has been crowned Miss Hull 2017. Agatha Lawton, 24, won the title in the UK city last Sunday week. She moved to Mayo from the UK 18 years ago with her mom […]

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Sheila McMahon Buckley, Catherine Sheehy, Laura Sheehy, Sinead Reidy and Corrine Evans taking part in the Lunchtime Mile on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Corinne Encourages People To Get Walking In Beautiful Town Park

May 31, 2017 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE physiotherapist was in the Town Park again at lunchtime to encourage people to take part in the ‘Lunchtime Mile’. Dr Corinne Evans, based in High Street, organised the first event last month and is hoping people will get active during the summer months while the weather is dry […]

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Repro Free 29.5.17 .Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 


Pictured at the launch were -- Gerry Raleigh Dir if the National office Suicide Prevention  , Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee , Aileen Brosnan and Julieann Lane of the resource officers suicide prevention team . 
Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 
The launch took place at the  at the Institute of Technology, Tralee Co Kerry  and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of the plan, including community and voluntary groups and members of the public from across Kerry. 
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Minister for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today (Monday May 29th) launched Connecting for Life Kerry. 
The launch took place at IT Tralee and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of the plan, including community and voluntary groups and members of the public from across Kerry. 
The four-year plan runs from 2017 to 2020 inclusive, and its vision is a County Kerry where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. 
The development of Connecting for Life Kerry included extensive county-wide consultation with the public, community and voluntary organisations, public bodies and with health care professionals. 
In total, 689 people took part in the consultation process. Five large public meetings took place in towns across the county; workshops were arranged with 12 targeted priority groups, a further 13 workshops took place with healthcare professionals and the public also had the opportunity to take part in surveys. 
This extensive feedback then formed the basis for a set of actions which are the backbone of the plan – a summary of some of those actions is included below. 
While the development of the plan was led by HSE Mental Health Services, it will be implemented by the entire community.

Minister Helen McEntee said: 

"This action plan for Kerry is based on the same vision, goals, objectives and measurable outcomes as outlined in the national strategy. It sets out a vision where fewer lives are lost through suicide, and where communities and individuals are empowered to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The plan launched today is the result of the hard work of a huge number of individuals, community groups, statutory and non-government agencies, working together to promote positive mental health. I congratulate all involved in the creation of this plan. This sets out a roadmap to address suicide and self-harm. It is important that we all continue to work together, at all levels, to identify people at risk and to ensure that appropriate services are in place to provide the help and support needed. If we do this, I believe that we will achieve our goal of fewer lives lost to suicide.”
  
Head of Mental Health Services with the HSE’s Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation Sinead Glennon said: 
“This is a community issue and we need the entire community to be involved. That’s why the plan itself was developed in a collaborative way, with as much consultation as possible. 
Today that this is the beginning of the process, not the end – the real work begins now in implementing the plan and making it a reality. We look forward to working with everyone at the launch, and the wider community, in lifting this plan from the page into reality.” 
  
Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Julieann Lane said that the plan had been based on county-wide consultation, with great engagement from the public, communities, voluntary bodies and other agencies. 
“This has led to a comprehensive action plan for Kerry, with all agencies stepping forward to support in roles as lead agency or partner agency. This will mean that going forward for implementation we have a very strong platform and commitment from across the county.” 
Her comments were echoed by fellow Resource Officer for Suicide Prevention Aileen Brosnan, who facilitated last year’s consultation. 
“Throughout this process, the central role which local communities across our county play in supporting each other and the resilience of people in Kerry to work together to support each other was evident. It is this sense of community in Kerry which is a strength that we must build upon.” 
  
Chief Officer of the Cork Kerry Community Healthcare Organisation Ger Reaney said: 
“I wish to pay tribute to the many people who have played a role in bringing this plan together. It’s important that this cross-community approach continues as the plan is implemented. We in the Community Healthcare Organisation look forward to working with all to implement this important plan.” 
  
Some of the actions in the plan include: 
  
·         Working with local media to develop a regular slots on radio and in print for the promotion of positive mental health. 
·         Exploring the feasibility of developing a mobile unit with information on local services and supports. 
·         Looking at ways to support drop-in information points in local communities to direct those in need of support and help. 
·         Giving GPs and those working in primary care information on supports available in their areas. 
·         A local plan to increase awareness of training such as SafeTALK and ASIST. 
·         Delivering training in suicide prevention to agencies in contact with people vulnerable to or at risk of suicidal behaviour. 
·         Delivering campaigns from pre-school level onwards to promote a positive understanding of mental health and well-being. 
·         Community-based workshops on positive mental health and wellbeing for priority groups. 
·         A targeted campaign for young people in priority communities, in particular the Travelling community and LGBTI in order to increase awareness of the supports that are available. 
·         An examination of whether the Suicide Crisis Assessment Nurse (SCAN) service can be developed for Kerry. 
·         Gardai in Kerry will be further up-skilled to respond to suicidal behaviour and to those bereaved by suicide. 
·         An audit will take place of the means and locations across Kerry where suicide and attempted suicide has taken place. Preventative measures will be built-in eg lighting, signage and barriers. Crisis support numbers will be displayed at structures such as bridges, piers and life buoy stands.

Plan Launched To Help Prevent Lives Being Lost Through Suicide In Kerry

May 29, 2017 at 2:56 pm 1 comment

  MINISTER for Mental Health and Older People Helen McEntee today launched Connecting for Life Kerry, a four year plan which it’s hoped fewer lives will be lost through suicide. The launch took place at IT Tralee and was attended by a large number of those involved in the drafting of […]

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Roger Harty: The Power of Three

Roger Harty: The Power of Three

May 28, 2017 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

I WROTE an article about Oneness on a previous occasion (view here), which basically tells us about the essence of what we are (energy, spirit). Developing a sense of Oneness is a great way to develop peace within oneself. People often talk about duality (Two!) – Where the body and mind […]

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Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

Dr Caitlin: Phobic Anxiety Disorders

May 27, 2017 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

Dr Caitlin O’Connor of Tralee Medical Centre in St Brendan’s Park on phobic anxiety disorders… A phobia is strong fear or dread of a thing or event. The fear is out of proportion to the reality of the situation. Coming near or into contact with the feared situation causes anxiety. […]

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Tralee Triathlon Club will hold its Tri Kingdom Come this Summer in Fenit Co Kerry , as over 400 competitors are due too arrive to take part in one of the county’s top sporting events this year. 

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Time To Get Fit For ‘Tri Kingdom Come’ This Summer

May 26, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

THE beautiful surrounds of Fenit will once again play host to Tri Kingdom Come which is expected to be bigger and better than ever. Last year almost 400 triathletes took part in the Tralee Triathlon Club organised event and it is hoped that similar numbers will once again descend on Fenit on Saturday […]

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Tralee Woman Nominated For Irish Beauty Blog Awards…And She Needs Your Votes!

May 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

A WELL-KNOWN Tralee beauty expert is the sole Kerry entrant in the upcoming Irish Beauty Blog Awards and she needs your votes. Mary O’Donnell, from Listellick, is familiar to many from her ‘Beauty Spot’ slot on the Talkabout show on Radio Kerry, her regular appearances on the ‘Today’ show on RTE as well […]

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The Dingle Way Challenge Is Back And Better Than Ever

The Dingle Way Challenge Is Back And Better Than Ever

May 23, 2017 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Dingle Way Challenge is less than two weeks away and it’s set to be another great event. Sponsored by O’Sullivan Financial Services, this year’s routes on Sunday, June 4 are the best yet. This walk is ideal for groups, teams, friends and solo hikers. There will then be a choice of […]

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