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Monday 26 February 2018

The 'who's who' of healthcare 20th edition is even bigger and better

THE Irish Medical Directory 2013-14 has been published. Dr Maurice Gueret is editor of the 20th imprint of the "who's who of healthcare" – the biggest-ever issue, with over 1,000 new entries, including 400 new doctors.

The IMD guides users through the maze of Irish hospitals and clinics and now has a complete pharmacy and nursing home directory. You can order your copy online at www.imd.ie – or a brochure can be requested by emailing your address to info@imd.ie or by writing to Irish Medical Directory, PO Box 5049, Dublin 6W.

ROYAL DRAMA FOCUSES ON IRISH LOCATIONS

THE first two episodes of the new series of medical drama The Royal are set in Ireland and were filmed in stunning locations across the country. Irish actors, including Sorcha Cusack and Tomas O Suilleabhain, join the cast of The Royal tonight at 9pm on TV3.

THRILLSEEKERS SOUGHT FOR EPIC CLIMB

CUH Charity (attached to Cork University Hospital) is recruiting thrillseekers and adventurers to join its team of fundraisers who will climb Kilimanjaro in September– an adventure of a lifetime – in the company of Dr Clare O'Leary, the first Irish woman to climb Mount Everest.

Dr O'Leary and Mike O'Shea will lead the expedition in place of mountaineer Ian McKeever, who tragically passed away earlier this year. The duo will be with climbers every step of the way to the top of Africa's highest mountain.

To join the CUH Charity Kilimanjaro expedition, email info@cuhcharity.ie or log on to www.cuhcharity.ie or www.kilimanjaroachievers.com.

STRADBALLY GETS ON TRACK FOR SUMMER

THE narrow-gauge railway at Stradbally Hall, Stradbally, Co Laois will be open to the public today and tomorrow. Trains will run as often as required from 12.30pm until 4pm. The entrance to the railway is at Main Street, Stradbally, which is part of the N80 road.

SPEEDING TOPS LIST OF DRIVER MISDEEDS

OVER half of all Irish drivers have admitted to driving over the speed limit in the last year, with men more likely to do so (64 per cent) than women (49 per cent), according to research from Liberty Insurance.

The three worst habits of Irish drivers are speeding (56 per cent), not dimming lights for oncoming cars (31 per cent) and driving too close to cars in front (22 per cent).

One in 10 admitted to driving without a seatbelt in the past year and one in five admitted to eating, shaving, applying make-up or brushing hair while driving.

PEPPER CANISTER IS IN FOR A SOAKING

Derry teenager Bridie Monds-Watson – aka SOAK, the hotly tipped singer-songwriter – plays the Pepper Canister Church, Dublin on June 19. Tickets, priced€16, including booking fee, are on sale now from Ticketmaster outlets.

FERNS GATHERING CELEBRATES ANCESTRY

THE medieval heritage of the Wexford town of Ferns will be celebrated by all comers at next weekend's Ferns Gathering. The highlight of the three-day festival is the medieval fair and banquet in the grounds of Ferns Castle, with many participants in costume.

At the fair, children can try their hand at archery, while free genealogy workshops might intrigue the parents. If you're interested, bring information about the family you want to research, such as full names, dates of birth, marriages and deaths. Details are at www.fernsvillage.ie.

PLENTY OF ATMOSPHERE AT EXHIBITION

A new art exhibition is running at the DLRCoCo pop-up shop by the People's Park in Dun Laoghaire. Entitled Atmospheric, the show features Eric Connor, Peter Derbyshire, Carol Cullen and Alan Simpson and it runs until this Friday.

Irish Independent

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