Health & Lifestyle

A safe haven for West Cork families

Posted on: 1st December, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

Bru Columbanus provides ‘home from home’ accommodation to the relatives of seriously ill patients, especially relatives of sick children, in any of the Cork hospitals or hospice. Relying totally on donations and fundraising initiatives to cover the running costs of...

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Valuable information pack for Carers launched

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

The launch of a new information pack, which gives an overview of the supports and services available to Carers in West Cork, was welcomed by Carers last month. The pack — a joint initiative by West Cork Citizens Information Service...

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Herbal First-Aid

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

Based in Ballydehob, Jacqueline Kilbryde is a practicingherbalist with over 25 years experience. She is a memberof the National Institute Of Medical Herbalists, the oldest body of professional herbalists in Europe (established1864) and a member of the Irish Register Of...

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Outstanding girls only weekend in West Cork raises €12,500 for charity

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

The annual Girls Just Wanna Have Fun weekend took place at the Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery recently as part of the Irish Cancer Society Paint It Pink fundraising campaign to fight breast cancer. Now in its seventh year, this weekend...

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Stroke support group to launch in Bantry

Posted on: 3rd November, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

A new Stroke Support group for stroke survivors and their families living in West Cork is being launched in Westlodge Hotel, Bantry on Thursday, November 6h at 7pm. Admission is free and all with an interest in stroke are welcome....

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Bantry has a good hair day with opening of new facility

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

Bantry Youthreach centre has recently opened a new hairdressing facility at its premises in St. Gobans, Seskin. The facility was developed over the summer by the staff and students and training began early in September. Instruction in hairdressing skills will...

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Mental Health celebrated through the arts

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

“When all the parts of the puzzle start to look like they fit; then I must remember there’ll be days like this.”  VAN Morrison said there’d be ‘Days like this.’ And here it is, a celebration of the arts and...

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Breast is best

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

‘National Breastfeeding Week 2014’ runs until October 7 and events will take place around the country, including in West Cork, to mark this event and highlight the importance of breastfeeding for the health of children and mothers. Irish breastfeeding rates...

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