Healthy Ireland week starts tomorrow in Newbridge

 Operation Transformation host Kathryn Thomas launched the County Kildare Chamber Healthy Ireland week last Thursday in Kildare Village.  Healthy Ireland week starts tomorrow,  Tuesday 13th March in the Keadeen Hotel and there are events on throughout the county aimed at promoting Health and Wellbeing.  

The week-long series of events is funded by Healthy Ireland through the Kildare Local Community and Development Committee.  County Kildare Chamber are hosting a Health and Wellbeing evening in The Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge with guest speakers Brent Pope, Anna Geary and Oisin McConville.  On Wednesday, the Chamber are hosting a health and wellbeing network morning in their offices in Naas followed by a health and fitness seminar in Maynooth University with GAA All Star and Five time winning All Ireland footballer Philly McMahon. 

On Thursday 15th March, a complimentary luncheon takes place in the Clanard Hotel, Athy with guest speaker, local boxing star Eric Donavan  and on Friday in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth with a Healthy Mind, Healthy Life Lunch.

Allan Shine, CEO of the Chamber said today, “A healthy workforce is beneficial to employers. By creating a positive, safe and healthy environment for employees, you can increase morale, improve your employees’ work-life balance and, in turn, positively impact your business.  Our week long events are free to attend and we are delighted to see so many schools get involved and we are hugely encouraged with the response we have received from the events that we have on offer.  All events are listed on our website

On the Tuesday evening in the Keadeen in Newbridge we have three speakers that have experienced different sides of health and well-being.  Brent Pope has overcome mental health issues, Oisin McConville has overcome addiction issues and Anna Geary is a health and fitness coach.  We hope that providing so many events over the week, that we can promote the importance of health and wellbeing in the workplace and within every day life for people in Kildare”.