Category Archives: Health & Wellbeing

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

The third in the series of three 5K road races / fun runs organised by An Riocht AC was held on Wednesday evening from 7pm. A busy registration room at headquarters signaled that the numbers facing the starter would be well past the 100 mark as the others had done on the previous two Wednesday… Read more…

Looking Back with a Vision for the Future at Galvin Optometrists

Looking Back with a Vision for the Future at Galvin Optometrists

A business which hoisted its sails in the teeth of an economic hurricane celebrated its fifth anniversary of trading on Castleisland’s Main Street recently. Maria Galvin of Galvin Optometrists, 41 Main Street, Castleisland threw a party with a difference to mark the milestone. While dealing with the normal business of the day, Maria carried on… Read more…

An Ríocht AC First September 5K – It’s About Time

An Ríocht AC First September 5K – It’s About Time

It’s all about time – isn’t everything. I learned a thing or two from observing and listening to some of the 120 runners of both the serious and fun varieties last evening. I learned because I used to think it was all about being first over the line. It is and it isn’t. It’s all… Read more…

Lynch’s Pharmacy Joins in RTÉ Operation Transformation Million Pound Challenge

Lynch’s Pharmacy Joins in RTÉ Operation Transformation Million Pound Challenge

Lynch’s Pharmacy, Lower Main Street, Castleisland is teaming up with the recently launched RTÉ Operation Transformation Million Pound Challenge. The nationwide, Irish Pharmacy Union is offering a free weigh-in service for local people who wish to take part in Ireland’s bid to shed a million pounds over the next 12 months. There’s no excuse, you… Read more…

Thursday night Talk on Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Thursday night Talk on Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Jigsaw Kerry representatives will deliver a talk on the topic of Supporting Young People’s Mental Health in the River Island on Thursday night, November 26th from 7-30pm to 8-30pm. The event is being held in association with Castleisland Family Resource Centre. The talk is aimed at parents, teachers, coaches or anyone who works with youth.… Read more…

St. Patrick’s take on ‘The Amber Flag Initiative’

St. Patrick’s take on ‘The Amber Flag Initiative’

The staff and students of St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland have taken on the task of promoting positive mental health in the school by becoming involved in the Amber Flag Initiative. The Amber Flag Initiative aims to encourage schools, societies and clubs to promote and actively bring about a cultural change in the promotion of… Read more…

Build4Life charity demands investigation into CUH Staffing Crisis

Build4Life charity demands investigation into CUH Staffing Crisis

Castleisland native, Joe Browne, chairman and founder of the Build4Life Cystic Fibrosis Charity has called on the Minister for Health to launch an investigation into how the management at Cork University Hospital (CUH) allowed over €2.3 million of the charity’s funds to be invested in the development of a desperately-needed new isolated Cystic Fibrosis inpatient… Read more…

Unislim points to the Healthy Lane with Eileen

Unislim points to the Healthy Lane with Eileen

The health of Castleisland and surrounds is undergoing an overhaul with the addition of Unislim to the town. Under the leadership of Eileen Lane, who is also a Nutrition Advisor, the classes have been arranged for The River Island Hotel on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Ms. Lane comes with quite a reputation as an… Read more…

Stress – The Common Effects on our Health

Stress – The Common Effects on our Health

STRESS. It affects us all in some form or other. There are many different incidents of stress from being stuck in traffic and late for an appointment or the shock of a utility bill to more serious stress of an unhealthy relationship or being very unhappy in your current situation. Some stress is necessary to… Read more…

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Category Archives: Health & Wellbeing

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

The third in the series of three 5K road races / fun runs organised by An Riocht AC was held on Wednesday evening from 7pm. A busy registration room at headquarters signaled that the numbers facing the starter would be well past the 100 mark as the others had done on the previous two Wednesday… Read more…

Looking Back with a Vision for the Future at Galvin Optometrists

Looking Back with a Vision for the Future at Galvin Optometrists

A business which hoisted its sails in the teeth of an economic hurricane celebrated its fifth anniversary of trading on Castleisland’s Main Street recently. Maria Galvin of Galvin Optometrists, 41 Main Street, Castleisland threw a party with a difference to mark the milestone. While dealing with the normal business of the day, Maria carried on… Read more…

An Ríocht AC First September 5K – It’s About Time

An Ríocht AC First September 5K – It’s About Time

It’s all about time – isn’t everything. I learned a thing or two from observing and listening to some of the 120 runners of both the serious and fun varieties last evening. I learned because I used to think it was all about being first over the line. It is and it isn’t. It’s all… Read more…

Lynch’s Pharmacy Joins in RTÉ Operation Transformation Million Pound Challenge

Lynch’s Pharmacy Joins in RTÉ Operation Transformation Million Pound Challenge

Lynch’s Pharmacy, Lower Main Street, Castleisland is teaming up with the recently launched RTÉ Operation Transformation Million Pound Challenge. The nationwide, Irish Pharmacy Union is offering a free weigh-in service for local people who wish to take part in Ireland’s bid to shed a million pounds over the next 12 months. There’s no excuse, you… Read more…

Thursday night Talk on Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Thursday night Talk on Supporting Young People’s Mental Health

Jigsaw Kerry representatives will deliver a talk on the topic of Supporting Young People’s Mental Health in the River Island on Thursday night, November 26th from 7-30pm to 8-30pm. The event is being held in association with Castleisland Family Resource Centre. The talk is aimed at parents, teachers, coaches or anyone who works with youth.… Read more…

St. Patrick’s take on ‘The Amber Flag Initiative’

St. Patrick’s take on ‘The Amber Flag Initiative’

The staff and students of St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland have taken on the task of promoting positive mental health in the school by becoming involved in the Amber Flag Initiative. The Amber Flag Initiative aims to encourage schools, societies and clubs to promote and actively bring about a cultural change in the promotion of… Read more…

Build4Life charity demands investigation into CUH Staffing Crisis

Build4Life charity demands investigation into CUH Staffing Crisis

Castleisland native, Joe Browne, chairman and founder of the Build4Life Cystic Fibrosis Charity has called on the Minister for Health to launch an investigation into how the management at Cork University Hospital (CUH) allowed over €2.3 million of the charity’s funds to be invested in the development of a desperately-needed new isolated Cystic Fibrosis inpatient… Read more…

Unislim points to the Healthy Lane with Eileen

Unislim points to the Healthy Lane with Eileen

The health of Castleisland and surrounds is undergoing an overhaul with the addition of Unislim to the town. Under the leadership of Eileen Lane, who is also a Nutrition Advisor, the classes have been arranged for The River Island Hotel on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Ms. Lane comes with quite a reputation as an… Read more…

Stress – The Common Effects on our Health

Stress – The Common Effects on our Health

STRESS. It affects us all in some form or other. There are many different incidents of stress from being stuck in traffic and late for an appointment or the shock of a utility bill to more serious stress of an unhealthy relationship or being very unhappy in your current situation. Some stress is necessary to… Read more…

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