New year opening for Alzheimer’s centre

A purpose-built day care centre in Listowel for people living with Alzheimer’s is currently being furnished and plans to open in January, offering them an opportunity for physical exercise, fun-filled activities, and social interaction in a safe environment.

According to recent research carried out by the Centre for Economic Research and Development in University College Galway, there are 170 people living with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia within a ten mile radius of Listowel.

With rates of diagnosis increasing by 3% annually, that number is growing higher year by year.

Tarbert student wins national award

A Tarbert Comprehensive student who claimed the National Student Enterprise Creative Video Award back in May has finally been awarded his victory trophy.

Kieran Spaight was announced the overall winner of the competition during Ireland’s first lockdown, for his outstanding two-minute presentation and prototype of a safety device for cyclists, based around the theme of ‘Go Green, Be Sustainable’.

As a cyclist, the then Transition Year student was passionate about developing a product that alerts drivers of cyclists on the roads, especially in rural areas.