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Registration is now open for The Great Island 10 Mile Road Race, which takes place on Sunday, April 13th at 10.30am in Cobh to raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.

The race committee are calling on people to help make a difference in the fight against cancer by either entering the 10 mile route or running/walking the 5km route on the day. Twice voted the best 10 mile road race in...

Former Cork hurler Conor Cusack will speak at an event promoting Positive Mental Health, organised by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) next Friday. Cusack won widespread support after speaking openly about his personal struggle with mental health issues. On Friday, March 17th, 2014, at 8pm in Actons Hotel in Kinsale, he'll join Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) at their positive...

Dr Sandy Gluckman, author of the book Parents, Take Charge! will be in Cork in April to conduct a workshop for parents of children with learning and behavioural challenges.

Dr. Gluckman, a clinical psychologist with 30 years experience will give parents the tools to deal with the challenges of behaviour or mood disorders. The programme is for parents who want to update and improve their...

Julia Falvey Ryan looking at iguanas in the new tropical house at Fota Wildlife Park. Picture: Neil Danton.

Fota Wildlife Park has added endangered reptiles, eye popping amphibians, fluttering butterflies and exotic fish to its collection.

A 2m long boa is just one of the new residents waiting to greet guests at the Tropical House, a €700,000 development,...

HeadsUp and RTÉ’s Two Tube want young people in Cork to create their own 60-second movie to promote positive mental health stories around the theme ‘Talk to Me’. The third annual HeadsUp Movie Awards competition is open to 15-24 year olds with a fantastic €1,000 prize on offer for the winning entry, and two runner up prizes of €500 each. A shortlist of...

SOS in partnership with Slí Eile is holding a free Wellness Workshop on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014 at Slí Eile Farm, Burton Park, Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork.

The full day workshop will run from 9.30am – 5pm with lunch included and will cover relaxation and stress management, understanding the relationship between thoughts and emotions, developing a wellness...

The National Positivity Trail will arrive in Cork on Tuesday, February 25th. The workshop series is the first of its kind in Ireland and aims to give people tangible coping skills to deal with the stresses of everyday life.

The National Positivity Trail is being run by Moira Geary, also known as "The Recombobulator": "Positivity is the ability to feel hopeful despite a...

The misconception that tinnitus cannot be treated will be challenged at an awareness event held later this month. The Cork Deaf Association (CDA) will hold Cork Tinnitus Awareness week from Monday, February 24th to draw attention to the vast array of supports and coping strategies that exist for people with the condition. A talk on managing tinnitus will take place on Monday, February 24th...

A free four week programme entitled Understanding and Minding Your Mental Health, will commence on Tuesday March 4th at 7.30pm. in the Silver Springs Hotel Convention Centre, Cork.

Presented by GROW in Ireland, Southern Region, the programme is designed to promote community awareness around mental health issues and to open up discussion and inform people about community supports.

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Approximately 120 chainsaw or wood-related accidents take place in Ireland every year, according to the Health and Safety Authority, and 12 people in the last five years have suffered a fatal accident arising from the use of chainsaws or tree felling work activities.

We asked Andy Walsh, head of service for Husqvarna Ireland and an expert on Husqvarna Chainsaws, to share his top must-...

We asked local iridologist, nutritionist and lifestyle coach Bernadette Smart to recommend four low cost, easy-to-find foods that will instantly improve your diet.

 

Chickpeas

"These plump little beans are super-nutritious! Their antioxidant properties (from the vitamin E and zinc they contain) help protect the cells from harmful free-radical...

Gaelic football is the sport which dentists believe results in the most dental injuries amongst children, according to a new survey.

Forty five per cent of respondents said they believed gaelic caused the most dental injuries, with hurling and rugby coming joint second on 33%. IDA figures indicate Ireland has one of the highest rates of sport-related oral injuries in the EU, with one...

Cork City and County Childcare have teamed up with Fota Wildlife Park to launch a new educational pack for preschool children based on the animals at one of Ireland’s best loved attractions.

The Take a Walk on the Wildside pack was launched by Minister for Agriculture & Food Simon Coveney and sets out sample activities that can be done with the children before the visit,...

St. Luke’s Home in Mahon, Cork is launching a series of training workshops for people who work and volunteer in the senior care sector. This also applies to family carers struggling to care for ageing loved ones living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

The free informal workshops, run in conjunction with Home Instead Senior Care, last three hours and will be delivered by...

"We spend a lot of time on how we look and spend no time at all on cleansing our minds or our emotions" says Kate Foy, who will shortly begin to teach a specialised form of yoga which concentrates on breathing.

A secondary school teacher in east Cork, Kate discovered The Art of Living, a progressive, pacifist movement founded in India in 1981, and began to take a series of...

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