Operation Transformation – Keeping Well Apart at the Round Room

The whole team at the Conference and Events Venue were delighted to have Operation Transformation host their new series ‘Keeping Well Apart’ from the Round Room. Hosted by Kathryn Thomas, the series saw the Operation Transformation experts reach out to families across the country to offer help and support during this global pandemic.

With all events here, The Round Room provided the highest quality audiovisual production with the help of partners, CAVS. The venue’s state of the art audio visual for the production of Operation Transformation – Keeping Well Apart included the 20×11 ft curved screen. This was specially made in Vienna for the Round Room.

Our partners High Res provided with lighting for the production. All lighting fixtures were remotely controlled from a lighting console on the balcony in the Round Room. The lighting equipment at the venue is mostly LED-based, ensuring less energy is used for production.

Staying Home

This was not a weight-loss series, Operation Transformation: Keeping Well Apart’s goal was to help the nation get through these very challenging times. The key focus was to help with eating good food, exercising regularly and looking after our mental well-being.

From the Round Room, the Operation Transformation experts communicated with the families via video call.

Eating Well at Home

Dietician Aoife Hearne offered great ideas on healthy meals. She believes that the trick is to plan your meals when staying at home. Hearne shared some delicious recipes that are easy to make and nutritious. You can view her recipes here.

Active at Home

Karl Henry is one of Ireland’s most recognised personal trainers, working with top Irish public figures. Karl showed people how they can stay fit in their homes with some very simple exercises. You can follow his exercise videos here, for all levels of fitness.

Wellbeing in Isolation

Clinical Psychologist, Dr Eddie Murphy is a mental health expert, author, teacher and life coach. He offered useful tips on mental well-being during these very challenging times. You can view his short video talks on to give you the necessary tools to support your mental health here. 

The Families

The participating families provided insight into the common struggles people are undergoing during this pandemic.

The Ryan-Mongey family navigated adjusting to teaching their children from home, with one of whom was preparing to take the Leaving Cert exams. The experts helped with reducing stress and anxiety during this difficult time with some very helpful guided meditation.

Ann Brophy shared her experience of cocooning alone in her apartment, the experts guided her through keeping fit and healthy during this time. Ann celebrated the end of the cocooning stage by going out with Kathryn for that promised walk.

The Ryan family from Limerick spoke about their struggles to maintain a routine in the household with two young kids under five in the house.

We also met the Gavin family from Mayo, who have returned to their home in Castlebar to spend lockdown together. Mother Mary and her four adult girls spoke about putting their lives on pause at the moment to ride out the storm of this pandemic.

Watch Now

All episodes of Operation Transformation: Keeping Well Apart are available now to watch on the RTE Player.