Health checks for Travellers

Members of Kilkenny’s Travelling Community are to be offered free blood pressure checks as part of a nationwide campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation.

Members of Kilkenny’s Travelling Community are to be offered free blood pressure checks as part of a nationwide campaign by the Irish Heart Foundation.

The All Ireland Traveller Health Study showed the majority of deaths among Travellers can be attributed to heart disease and stroke – at much younger ages compared to the general population.

For more information, or to find out about a free blood pressure check near you, see www.irishheart.ie or call the 1890-432787.