Category: Family & Lifestyle

Dad’s Diary

Irish people are not usually designed for the sunshine. In fact, the stereotypically Irish fair skin evolved so as to enable people to manufacture vitamin D under the murky grey skies of northern Europe. It’s therefore quite a shock to the system when Ireland, without warning, becomes a tropical paradise. We become fish out of…

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Family News

Bringing fun from all around the world to kids The Building Bridges Community Theatre (BBCAT) in Lurgan, Co. Armagh are gearing up to deliver their ‘All Around The World Summer Scheme’ for children. It runs for five days from August 2-6 for children aged 7-11 years old at Market Street in Lurgan. There will be…

Painting the summer away

Painting is an activity for any time of year, but it’s great for occupying the family during the long summer days, writes Jason Osborne I feel as though everyone has some painting experience buried in their past, even if it’s as simple as a former primary school activity or something our parents occupied us with as children.…

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Love is like the sea

Mindful Living Meditation awakens us to the illusion of separateness. When we see only through the ego, everything becomes a competition, a comparison. It is all about ensuring my survival, my security, my salvation. But meditation awakens the heart and gives rise to a more expansive way of seeing. And when that way of seeing…

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Faith in the Family

Christina Malone Three weeks ago, we finally got to celebrate Grace’s First Confession. A week before the clothes were picked and laid out on her bed every day. The excitement was unreal. Grace asked me if I remembered my First Confession. Yes, of course I do. I was about eight years of age and like…

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