Tralee Red Cross takes some 'Healthy Steps'

Tadhg Evans

The Healthy Steps active lifestyle programme, aimed at helping local Irish Red Cross Branches across the country, made its debut in Tralee for 2018 on Sunday afternoon and will continue for the next month and a half.

Also hoping to address health issues and promote social inclusion nationwide, while also tackling issues, each walking group is supported by Irish Red Cross volunteers and partners and is held over a distance of at least five kilometres.

Sunday's walk left the Ashe Memorial on Denny Street, Tralee, at 11.30am, and the initiative will continue for five Sundays from here on out, Health and Social Care Officer Cormac Sertutxa explained.

"We left from the Ashe Memorial on Sunday, and we'll be doing the same for the next five weekends at the same time," Cormac said. "It's free to take part, and I hope to see people joining us over the next few weeks."

Those interested in participating should note that under-18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For further information, contact Cormac at (087) 393 1359 or e-mail