PADDY McGowan, interim Head of Service User, Family Member and Carer Engagement on the HSE National Mental Health Management Team will host a West Cork meeting, part of a national series to hear directly from people who have experience of the mental health services, their family, friends, and/or carers or anybody who has an interest in this area.
THE HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has urged people in high-risk groups to get vaccinated against influenza, as the number of reported cases of influenza-like illness (ILI) in Ireland has increased in the last week. ILI rates have risen from 20.5 per 100,000 population to 32.4 per 100,000 population during the second week of February and are now above threshold levels which means that flu is actively circulating in more »
It’s the second month of the new year. Resolutions are faltering and people are still feeling the effects of heavy drinking and eating that were crammed into two weeks. Les doing to benefit our health like we promised we would do on New Year’s Day?
From Bord Bia Makes approx. 12 pancakes
FOR those of you who are determined to keep fit and moving during the winter, here’s an idea.. A Free 4 Week Fit Challenge is starting on Monday 13th January, (with registration on Sat 11th) and the organizer, Debbie Allen is encouraging you not to hibernate in your winter woollies !!
THE Littlefighters Cookbook published in 2013 by Skibbereen student Chloe Kelleher has won an Irish and European title prize in the International Gourmand Cookbook Awards in its category. It now goes forward to the world title event which will take place in Beijing from 19 to 21 May 2014. The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards will take place during the Beijing Cookbook Fair organised with the largest film and more »
PROJECT Weightloss is a 12 Week exercise intervention targeting those that are overweight and inactive. It incorporates the three important elements of an effective weightloss programme, exercise, healthy eating and behaviour change techniques. There are now nine centres in Cork offering the programme and three of these are in West Cork, Skibbereen Sports Centre; Macroom Community Leisure Centre and Ballinacarrig/Lisbealead Community Centre.
THE much anticipated Tastes And Tales of the Galley is now available for purchase. A collection of hundreds of recipes with a scattering of stories from the hinterland of the Galley Head, this book will provide the ideal stocking filler for Christmas.
IT was a good day for West Cork at the Good Food Ireland awards held in Dublin recently with the region picking up three awards and reinforcing West Cork’s reputation as one of Ireland’s top food destinations. Among the winners at the event which was attended by Taoiseach Enda Kenny was Kalbo’s Cafe run by Siobhan O’Callaghan and husband Anthony O’Boyle in Skibbereen who were named as Ireland’s Best Café more »
SIX popular West Cork pubs – Mary Ann’s (Castletownshend), Poacher’s Inn (Bandon), An Súgan and Deasy’s (Clonakilty), Cronin’s (Crosshaven) and Toddies at The Bulman (Kinsale) – are amongst 34 Irish establishments to secure a listing in the latest 2014 Michelin ‘Eating Out In Pubs’ Guide just published. They are listed alongside 21 other pubs from the Republic and seven from Northern Ireland featured in the publication. Deasy’s of Clonakilty and more »