Category: Family & Lifestyle

Eco-friendly families

Chai Brady hears about parenting and being green   Being environmentally friendly is something that many people are striving for, particularly in recent years as hundreds of studies and reports are conducted and published from reputable universities, the UN, EU and the Church. Pope Francis has given the drive to be eco-friendly fresh impetus with…

Dad’s Diary

To children, the summer holidays are infinite.  Once they begin, their pace of life slows. Mornings no longer involve wolfing down a bowl of cornflakes, followed by frantic searches for hairbrushes and missing parts of school uniforms. Time takes on a looser form, as the normally sharp distinction between weekdays and weekends suddenly disappears.  Soon,…

Family News and Events

Having fun bursting bubbles Bubble Rush is a fun run with a difference – lots of coloured bubbles! Attendees start in a sea of foam and then take on four different coloured bubble stations, where foam canons create a four foot bubble bath. Run, walk, toddle or dance your way around the family-friendly course. Don’t worry if…

Life or death

When disaster strikes it can be difficult not to freeze, to become motionless in a moment when action is needed immediately to save a life. It’s one thing overcoming this fear or anxiety, it’s another to know what to do in a situation in which a person’s life is on the line. Whether this is…

Encouraging courageous Mothers of the Church

Personal Profile The subject of women’s role in the Church has been a hot topic in recent years. In Kilmore diocese, one talented individual has been key in organising a group of women who are keen to learn more about modern human and spiritual formation. Originally from Chicago and of Irish parentage, Kathryn Clarke is…

Spread your wings to create a DIY birdfeeder

Inspiring an appreciation for nature and care for animals is what many parents strive to foster in their children. With one activity you can check this box as well as so many others. Building a bird feeder using a cardboard carton is a good way of recycling, being creative as well as helping local wildlife…

Faith in the Family

I’ve had a few ‘Feeding the 5,000’ experiences lately. The first was a Guest Tea at our GAA club – afternoon tea and a variety of entertainment from Traditional music and recitations to the short play or ‘Leiriú’ which our club got through to the All-Ireland Scór final this year. People hosted tables, providing everything…