Health & Lifestyle

Bandon pupil in final of National Writing Competition

Posted on: 7th April, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

Louise Howe, a Sixth Year student at Bandon Grammar School, has beaten off just under 10,000 other entrants to make it through to the final 21 of the 2014 John West Fantasy Writing Competition. For this year’s competition, students nationwide...

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‘Darkness Into Light’ walk coming to Clon

Posted on: 7th April, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

Pieta House ‘Darkness Into Light’ walk will take place in Clonakilty for the first time this year, on May 10 at 4am. Pieta House, the centre for the prevention of self harm or suicide, recently opened in Bishopstown in Cork...

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Will West Corkonians ‘dare 2 bare’ all?

Posted on: 6th April, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

The idea of wearing nothing at all has been frowned upon for centuries in western society, yet for over a century groups of people that are comfortable with what nature gave them have formed naturist clubs around the world, which...

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Inspirational Bantry centre

Posted on: 2nd April, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

A new therapy and counselling centre, ‘Lisheens House’ in Kealkil, Bantry aims to assist people suffering from depression and provide a safe haven. Spearheaded by Noreen Murphy, the project has just received charitable status and is starting to fundraise so...

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Yoga West Cork celebrates 10 years in business

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

“Ten years ago this March, I taught my first yoga class in Clonakilty. I had qualified as a teacher the same month that my daughter Edie was born. So, as I was keen to start teaching, I set up a...

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Community Acupuncture Clinic opens in Dunmanway

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

West Cork’s first multi-bed community acupuncture clinic started in February at the Dunmanway Family Resource Centre on Kilbarry Rd. If you have ever wondered whether acupuncture might be able to benefit you but didn’t feel you could afford private consultation...

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Herbal remedies for childhood conditions

Posted on: 10th March, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

Children are susceptible to a range of illnesses, especially as their immune systems are young and developing. Building up a child’s immune resilience is important and, as prevention is often better than cure, a wholesome diet will lay the foundation...

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A community conversation on childhood

Posted on: 6th March, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

Childhood, it seems, is undergoing rapid changes. Of course, every new generation heralds a certain degree of change, that’s the nature of evolution! However, there are core qualities inherent in children and childhood that have always transcended and bridged generational...

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