Health & Lifestyle

Retirement offers a new beginning

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

The Children’s Project charity shop was set up in 2008 and is run by a group of hardworking and inspirational volunteers that give up their time to help others. The shop is currently donating to the Ethiopia Deaf Project, Cork...

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A well of health

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

An Tobairin (meaning ‘little well’) Health Food Shop first opened its doors in Bandon in 2000. Ever since, Mary Wedel and her team have been sharing their well of knowledge and health giving foods with the people of Bandon and...

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Fast-track your career into the healthcare profession…work as a phlebotomist

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

This October sees the return of Geopace Training to Cork with their two day phlebotomy training course. An increasing demand for skilled healthcare professionals has led to a shortage of allied healthcare workers, especially phlebotomists — the skilled healthcare professionals...

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Sports Hub gets islanders kayaking on the Blueway

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

Whiddy Island recently played host to a number of Island communities, as they convened to try out sea kayaking on the Bantry Blue Way. Facilitated by Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking, this initiative is part of the Islands Community...

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Antibiotic resistance

Posted on: 10th June, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

There has been worrying news in the media recently concerning antibiotic resistance to bacteria and other pathogens (disease producing organisms). We all know about MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) and this is only the tip of the iceberg, as research now...

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A pure scent-sation

Posted on: 10th May, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

Disillusioned with the range of perfumes containing chemicals and synthetics on the market, good friends and business partners Joan Woods and June Housden have put three years of research and passion into creating a sensual range of certified organic perfumes....

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A new lease of life

Posted on: 10th May, 2016 in Health & Lifestyle

Everyone knows that a healthy outside starts from the inside. Putting this into practise however is another matter entirely, which is why independent wholefood shops like The Olive Branch in Clonakilty have such an important role to play in the...

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Students from three West Cork schools get through to Junk Kouture final

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

After successfully competing in the Southern regional final at the start of March, three entries from West Cork have achieved places in the Grand Final of the Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture competition on April 14. The West Cork finalists...

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