Health Board

Tue, Apr 2, 2013, 06:00

Herb garden : Kitty Scully, presenter of RTÉ TV show How To Create A Garden will give a free talk on herbs tomorrow at 2pm in the Garden Pavilion at Powerscourt Estate, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow. Scully will give advice on starting a herb garden, the correct soil and seed types, how to harvest herbs and use them in cooking as well as for medicinal and beauty purposes. Admission free, no booking required.

Dermatology : Skin and Colour – a tale of art and physiology is the theme of Prof Erwin Tschachler’s public talk tomorrow at 7.30pm in the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, Dublin. Tschachler is the Professor of Dermatology at Vienna Medical University, Austria, and the lecture is part of a series organised by the Irish Skin Foundation, irishskinfoundation.ie

Wellness : Author and advocate of raw food diet Bernadette Bohan will lead a three day “wellness programme” from next Friday to Sunday at the Grove Health Spa & Wellness Centre, Shanballymore, Mallow, Co Cork. More details on Tel: 022-25518 or grovehealthspa.com

Living with pain : Chronic Pain Ireland (CPI) will host a free conference Living with Chronic Pain at 7:30pm on April 12th in the Clarion Hotel, Cork City. Speakers will include CPI chairwoman Gina Plunkett, consultant anaesthetist and pain consultant Dr Dominic Hegarty and clinical psychologist Noirin Nealon-Lennox. Register by email info@chronicpain.ie or Tel: 01-8047567 or chronicpainireland.org.

A day-long workshop in the exercise programme, Psychocalethenics (Pcals) will be held in the Ballyroan Community Centre, Marian Road, Dublin 14, on Saturday, April 13th. The introduction to the series of 23 movements combined with breathing will be taught by Declan Rothwell, certified Pcals teacher. Cost €95. For advanced booking and more details, contact him on declanrothwell@gmail.com or call 087-6880865. See also pcals.com

sthompson@irishtimes.com

Sylvia Thompson