Diagnostic Audiology Services available at Reen’s

Mr. Viru Bamarde is a clinical audiologist who has worked for ten years with the HSE. He has started his own clinic in East Village Medical Centre, Douglas, and his service is also available with Reen’s Pharmacy, Main Street, Millstreet.
For an appointment please contact him on: 086-4562732
Available audiological services: * Diagnostic Hearing Test for Adults & Children * Microsuction Ear Wax Removal (Simple, Clean & Safe). * Tinnitus (Ringing Noise in Ear) Management * Digital Hearing Aids Fitting & Prescription * Cochlear Implant & Deaf Help.

For further information on Viru, see the Irish Hearing Clinic website.

Tiny Steps for Preemie Babies

On March 19th there will be a family friendly timed 5km/10km run/walk in aid of Cork Neonatal Unit, which will begin and end at the Top Of Coom, Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry.

Buggy friendly — Timed event — Run/Walk begins at 12 noon — Registration at 10:30am –Charity Number CHY17293

See more at fb.me/tinystepsforpreemiebabies or @tinystepsforpreemiebabies

Learning to live with Epilepsy

Although he was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of ten, Liam Burke considers himself to be one of the luckier ones when it comes to this neurological disease characterised by seizures.

The Millstreet-based civil engineer, who is now 43, is grateful to be in full time employment and says his epilepsy is “infrequent at the moment and generally has been throughout my life”.

The cause of most cases of epilepsy is … Read the full article from the Evening Echo

Operation Transformation 2017

Operation Transformation 2017 is well under way. The annual walk will start tomorrow evening at 7.30pm in Supervalu O’Keefe Millstreet car-park. This is being run by the Millstreet Athletics Club and a huge thanks to them. Refreshments afterwards. All recipes and weekly shopping list are all available in store. See https://supervalu.ie/operation-transformation for more details. Hope to see you all there.

ReflexPillow – Changing The Way You Sleep Forever

Introducing Reflex Pillow. A unique pillow that provides outstanding comfort and support while offering several health benefits.

After 15 years of research, development and testing, we have finally made a pillow which could potentially change the way you feel about sleep.

Imagine waking up after eight hours of the best sleep you’ve ever had. How good would that feel? Imagine how fresh, alert, relaxed, energised and great you would feel. Well, the reality for most people when it comes to sleep is far from perfect.

We all know what a bad nights sleep feels like. We get up the next day feeling wrecked, tired, cranky, irritable, stiff, sore neck, headache, lacking energy….. in other words feeling terrible in every way possible. continue reading the full article “ReflexPillow – Changing The Way You Sleep Forever”

Be Active with Arthritis: 6 week pool exercise course with a Chartered Physiotherapist in Macroom, Co.. Cork

ispc-aqua-macroom-02-16-800Be Active with Arthritis is an Adapted Exercise Programme for people with arthritis and related conditions.  This programme was developed by Arthritis Ireland and the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. This is a one hour class over 6 weeks directed by a chartered physiotherapist.  This course takes place in Castle Hotel Leisure Pool, Castle Hotel, Main Street, Macroom, Co. Cork.

Dates: 13th, 20th & 27th October & 10th, 17th & 24th November 2016.  There will be no class Thursday 3rd November 2016

Places are limited to absolute maximum of 12 people per class. Pre-booking absolutely essential. Payment must be made in advance of the 1st classBooking by click HERE.

Water Exercise Programme: The adapted water exercise programme will provide a comfortable and effective way to exercise with arthritis because the joints and muscles are supported in water. continue reading the full article “Be Active with Arthritis: 6 week pool exercise course with a Chartered Physiotherapist in Macroom, Co.. Cork”

Rebel Yoga

Rebel Yoga have new weekly yoga classes on Sunday evenings at Tóg go Bog é, and monthly Healing Gathering also at the same location.

Rebel Yoga at Tóg go Bog éRebel Yoga is on Facebook, Twitter, and at rebel-yoga.org. For those that might not know, Tóg go bog é is on the site of the camping pods on side of Mushera, about 300m past the Kerryman’s Table along the Butter Road. continue reading the full article “Rebel Yoga”

The Crystal Project is looking for Volunteers

2016-03 The Crystal Project - logoThe Crystal Project, the community dementia project in north Cork, led by the HSE, are currently looking for volunteers in the area. We are on the lookout for kind, caring and dependable people to join our team of social volunteer visitors. If you are interested in volunteering with the project or would like to find out more about what we do:

Phone: Christine O’Riordan 086-0255205 / Sheena Cadoo 086-7871818

Email: <email>  Visit: www.crystalproject.ie

Is Acupuncture the new kale

New Beginnings Acapuncture and TCM Clinic - Screenshot_2016-05-13-12-25-22_rszIs Acupuncture the new kale

We all know how popular superfoods, like kale, are nowadays. Known for their health benefits and being nutrient dense they; are becoming more of a mainstream choice in our daily diets. Luckily we are all starting to get a fresh new grasp on the importance of healthy eating and what it means to take care of ourselves holistically in general.

I can honestly that, as well as healthy eating becoming more important, so are natural therapies like acupuncture and they are just as powerful :-). Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for a couple of thousand years and is still just as relevant as a medicine today. It covers such a broad spectrum of health complaints including;

  • all kinds of digestive problems
  • low energy and energy slumps during the day
  • fatigue
  • sleep issues
  • stress related problems e.g irritability, hypochondriac pain, anger, weepiness, pain
  • anxiety and many other mental/emotional struggles
  • pain; dull, achy pain, acute, chronic, muscular, nerve pain
  • menstruation concerns
  • enhances fertility for both men and women and supports the Assisted Reproductive process
  • supports women throughout pregnancy
  • support for teenagers throughout a large range of difficulties
  • can enhance a person’s mood within an hour of treatment

Chinese medicine including Acupuncture is gentle and can compliment other treatments you are experiencing. It is a vital element in the future of health and Integrative medicine. continue reading the full article “Is Acupuncture the new kale”

If I can change one person’s mind with Alex’s story, then that would be enough

Nicole Ryan spoke to Ryan Tubridy this morning on RTÉ Radio 1, on the death of her brother Alex, and dealing with the aftermath. She wants to go out and share his story with others, in schools and colleges to warn young people about the dangers of drug use and “give kids the information they need to not make the same mistake my brother did”, starting in Ireland, and moving across Europe and onto Asia.

Listen to it below, or click here for more information on her campaign.

continue reading the full article “If I can change one person’s mind with Alex’s story, then that would be enough”

Respite Beds cut from Millstreet Hospital

Following an unannounced inspection by HIQA two weeks ago, the four respite beds at Millstreet Hospital have been removed from service, meaning that people from Millstreet will now have to go to nursing homes in Mallow, Boherbue or elsewhere in order to get respite. They want a guarantee of an investment €400,000 in the bathrooms in order to reopen them, despite an upcoming investment of €5.7 million on upgrading and extending facilities.

Listen to the audio below from Patricia Messenger’s show on C103 this morning where the Áine Collins and Steven O’Riordan discussed the proplem (from 38:55)

continue reading the full article “Respite Beds cut from Millstreet Hospital”

Unislim Millstreet

2016-01-26 Unislim Millstreet - headerUnislim Proudly celebrating 44 years as Irelands friendliest slimming club.

Your local class meets on Tuesday in Millstreet Enterprise Centre
Express weigh and go class 7am to 9am
Full class and motivational talk 9am to 10am & 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Contact class leader: Abina Kelliher on 087 7653870

or see: facebook.com/Unislim-MillstreetBallydesmond-1514926905492679/

Baby Massage classes for Parents

2016-01-26 Baby Massage for ParentsBaby Massage classes for Parents is a five week infant massage class where you will learn invaluable techniques to help calm and relax baby, deepen sleep, alleviate colic, wind and have fun too!

Millstreet from Thursday 4th February 10-30am to 12
Blarney from Wednesday 3rd February 10-30am-12

5 week courses €120 with up to €100 rebate on certain health policies.

Contact Pat at 0879721149

Facebook: Baby Toes to Big Toes Cork

Millstreet Community Gym – Opening Hours

2016-01-21 Millstreet Community Gym - photosMillstreet Community Gym’s opening hours are:

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 12.00pm &

Friday 5.00pm-9.00pm.

Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm.

Closed Sundays & Bank holidays.

€5.00 pay as you go. Membership fees also available from the gym.

More details / photos are on the Millstreet Community Gym page

Aubane Community Alert Group Open Meeting next Tuesday Evening November 24th at 8.30pm

Aubane Community Alert Group Open Meeting at Aubane Community Centre on next Tuesday Evening November 24th at 8.30pm. Local Gardai and Regional Crime Prevention Officer will be in attendance. All are Welcome to attend .




Are you ready for Movember ?

2015-11-08 Tom Mulcahy - are you ready for Movember Are you ready for Movember ?

To help raise awareness of men’s health issues, Tom is growing a beard (full face Moustache?) .

Mulcahys Pharmacy will also provide a free Health Monitor check up to all men, with or without a moustache, for the month of November.

The check-up takes less than 5 minutes, and no appointment is necessary.

See more at the Mulcahy Pharmacy page, and ie.movember.com

Red Cross Kanturk /Millstreet Therapeutic Hand Care Team


Some of the members of the   Red Cross  Kanturk /Millstreet  Therapeutic  Hand Care Team   on   recently receiving  their Therapeutic Hand Care  certificates.

This service is provided by Irish Red Cross volunteers trained to give free hand massage and manicure to men and women in our local hospitals and community events.

A visit from one of our practitioners is often welcome company, boosting morale as well as improving clients’ mobility and therefore overall quality of life. Hand massage has proved highly beneficial to those with painful and stiff joints relieving soreness and improving joint flexibility.

For further information on receiving these services or training to provide them, please contact your local Irish Red Cross Branch.


Light a Candle Tonight

Today September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Many of us have been personally touched by its terrible hand, as there has been a very high rate of suicide in Duhallow for many years. Look out for those around you, help them, and above all listen.

C103 gave out candles yesterday in the square, but you can use any candle, just light it near a window at 8pm tonight to show your support for suicide prevention, to think of the survivors, and to remember those lost loved ones.

Baby Massage course for Parents and Babies

2015 - Baby Massage Classes - nominated for What's on 4 Junior AwardsBaby Massage course for Parents and Babies

Begins Thursday 24th September from 10:30-12pm at E Centre, Millstreet.

Learn how to calm and relax baby, alleviate tummy, teething and sleep issues and much more.

5 week course €120 (up to €100 may be reclaimed on certain health policies)
Limited spaces available.

Please contact Patricia at 087-9721149 to book
Facebook: Baby Toes to Big Toes Cork

Reopening of Millstreet Community Gym in September 2015

Millstreet Community Council is delighted to announce the reopening of the recently refurbished Gym at the Youth Centre in Millstreet on Tuesday, 1st Sept. 2015 under the management of Denise Neenan, qualified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.   The official opening of the Gym will take place on Monday, 31st August at 8pm 7:30pm.   Denise will be in attendance to showcase the new equipment.   Refreshments will be served.  All are very welcome.   (Many thanks to Maura of Millstreet Community Council for this important notice….S.R.)  

Farmers have Hearts

2015-05-20 Conor Sheahan on the TV3 NewsBalinatona farmer Conor Sheahan appeared on the TV3 news yesterday revealing his shock at how a free health check at a mart revealed he was obese and at risk of a heart attack. He heeded the advice, changed his diet and lost a stone in a few months.

See the video on the TV3 Player (from 14:35 to 16:10)

The piece is on the back of a survey reporting that farmers are seven times more likely than normal to die from heart disease – see this article on the Irish Independent. continue reading the full article “Farmers have Hearts”

Gwella Clinic – Get Well Naturally

Gwella Clinic - Get Well Naturally - logoHolistic health therapies, Gwella Clinic, Rathmore. For eczema and other rashes, digestive problem, migraines and other chronic problems. Finding out allergies, other causes and giving the solution. Also now available hypnotherapy for weight, smoking, phobias etc.

Telephone Marie @ 064-7761809 / 085-1367488, and visit us online at  gwellaclinic.com