Category Archives: Health & Wellbeing

Sugar-Free Treats – Castleisland Cooking Demo Today

Sugar-Free Treats – Castleisland Cooking Demo Today

If sugar consumption is your particular demon you might be interested to know that a one day workshop will help you kick the habit! It’s on today, Saturday, July 8th from 11am to 4pm at An Ríocht AC in Castleisland. Dr. Ailís Brosnan, Your Healthy Living Coach, is so confident that you’ll enjoy the workshopRead more…

Doctors Can’t Charge Card Holders For Blood Tests – Cllr.Ferris

Doctors Can’t Charge Card Holders For Blood Tests – Cllr.Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin councilor Toireasa Ferris has advised medical card holders that they should not be charged for blood tests. Councillor Ferris made the statement after the issue had been raised with her by constituents. A Number of Constituents ” I have been contacted by a number of constituents, one of whom is a patientRead more…

Community Music Workshop at ABI Castleisland

Community Music Workshop at ABI Castleisland

People availing of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ireland Community Services at Cahereens West here in Castleisland recently completed a community music workshop with Killarney based musician, Ruti Lachs. The workshop was a collaboration between the ABI and Kerry Education and Training Board The group comprised 10 to 12 participants and community support workers. Eight WeeklyRead more…

Tenants Invited to Apply for House at River View Place

Tenants Invited to Apply for House at River View Place

The committee of the ‘Old Folks Homes’ at Riverview Place here in Castleisland invites applications from elderly people in the area for the tenancy of a one bedroom house. The terrace of houses was built in 1983 and is managed by a committee of local volunteers. The site was developed by Kerry County Council andRead more…

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

‘There’s a light beyond these woods, Mary Margaret. Do you think that we will go there, And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret? The lines of the hauntingly lovely song by Nancy Griffith occurred to me last week when talking to an American who had flown to Ireland and travelled to Castleisland to gazeRead more…

Fund and Hair-Raising Donations from Alannah and Darcie

Fund and Hair-Raising Donations from Alannah and Darcie

Two kind and considerate school friends have recently donated their pony tails to charities which provide wigs to children who have lost their hair as a result of illness of one kind or another. Nine-year-old Darcie Brook and her eight-year-old friend, Alannah O’Mahony recently had their hair professionally cut for The Rapunzel Foundation and TheRead more…

Deputy Ferris Congratulates Minister Griffin and Raises Plight of Listowel Boy

Deputy Ferris Congratulates Minister Griffin and Raises Plight of Listowel Boy

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has welcomed the appointment of fellow Kerry TD Brendan Griffin as a junior minister. “I would like to congratulate my colleague Brendan Griffin, on his promotion, it is a proud day for himself and his family,” said Deputy Ferris. “It is welcome news for Kerry as we seem toRead more…

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Food not only fuels our everyday activities it is also used to form every cell in our bodies, as the saying goes ‘You are what you eat’. It really makes sense then to think about our food choices and choose wisely! You can learn more about healthy eating and how to create delicious summer salads,Read more…

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Treatment figures and statistics released by the Castleisland based addiction treatment centre, Talbot Grove this week show that alcohol continues to be the main drug of addiction in Irish Society. The report also shows that 85% of all participants successfully complete the residential treatment programme at the centre. Prestigious Award Talbot Grove was recently awardedRead more…

Minister Byrne Drops in on Talbot Grove

Minister Byrne Drops in on Talbot Grove

Minister of State for Communities and National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, paid a visit to Talbot Grove, addiction treatment centre here in Castleisland on Friday. Minister Byrne was invited by Talbot Grove Executive Director, Con Cremin, who gave her a guided tour and introduced her to key members of the team and those receivingRead more…