Health & Lifestyle

Stretching it out at Bantry Yoga Festival

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

The first ever Bantry Yoga Festival runs from October 7 to 9. This three-day festival is set in venues around Bantry, including the East Stables, Bantry House and the Maritime Hotel and other beautiful spaces, from early morning until night....

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You can never have too much fun

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

Proprietor of the West Cork Secret activity centre near Kilbrittain, Finbarr O’Mahony, is addicted to fun. He just can’t stop adding attractions to his 25-acre facility, which has drawn children and adults from all over Cork County and beyond. The...

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Heroes and heroines of Ireland at West Cork College

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

West Cork College was set up in April of 2013 by Emma Bidwell and Bernie McCarthy, both mature students and graduates of University College Cork. They wanted to bring accessible and enjoyable courses to areas that are so often overlooked...

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Healing from within at the new Solace Holistic Centre

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

Being healthy isn’t just about the physical aspects, like eating better and getting more exercise – it’s about all aspects of your health; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. This is the mantra of Clonakilty based massage therapist and reflexologist Joyce...

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Luxury day spa opens in the centre of Clonakilty

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

A fan of Voya’s luxury organic skincare, Mary O’Brien was excited to hear on the local grapevine that there was a new day spa using Voya products after opening in Clonakilty. As well as being organic and luxurious, Voya Skincare...

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Creating life: From fertility to parenthood

Posted on: 5th August, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

In the first of a three-part series, Dr Mary McCaffrey looks at the factors affecting fertility and the tests that can be carried out by a fertility clinic. Starting a family is not always straightforward; becoming pregnant does not happen easily...

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Shared motherhood and single women having babies

Posted on: 4th July, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

While the majority of children growing up in Ireland are conceived in heterosexual relationships, the number of children being reared by single women is growing. Advances in medical technology, such as egg freezing and IVF, are making this option easier...

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Maintaining a healthy mind

Posted on: 4th July, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

As we grow old, the body begins to slow down and so does the mind. A lot of people experience memory loss when they reach the golden years. It’s completely normal to experience this because our memory function starts to...

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