Category: Family & Lifestyle

More about that frog 
in your throat…

Ear, nose and throat complaints can be a source of much discomfort and are frequent accounting for a significant proportion of GP visits. One of the most common symptoms is a sore throat that in the majority of cases is caused by viral infections and doesn’t generally require treatment with antibiotics. Gargling with salty water…

The value of a helping hand

Colm Fitzpatrick learns about bereavement support   Family bereavement is a sad reality for many parents across Ireland, but the journey from turmoil to healing is one that parents don’t have to face on their own. In the hope of addressing the shortfall of information and support that was lacking in the country for bereaved…

Faith in the Family

I find myself wondering where Mary is and what her thoughts are in this time between Easter and Pentecost, between the resurrection of Jesus and the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The Gospels do not tell us about the encounter between Jesus and his mother – and we can scarcely begin to imagine it. Mary’s rebellious…

Family News and Events

Harmonious day planned for Birr For those in the family with an ear for harmonies, the Birr Festival of Music and Voice will be returning for its second edition this May Bank Holiday weekend after an extremely successful debut last year. Focusing on choral, classical, and chamber music, the festival features a variety of Irish…

Bringing Faith to our screens

Personal Profile Colm Fitzpatrick speaks with religious filmmaker Jonny Somerville   Some of the youth in Ireland today may object to the Faith because it seems outdated, but one filmmaker is hoping that the history of Christianity is the very thing that can persuade people of its truth. NUA, an evangelical video series produced by…

Mature married just love dancing towards the future

Brenda Drumm World Meeting of Families 2018   The Amoris: Let’s Talk Family! Let’s Be Family programme is well underway now in parishes. The six different parish conversations are designed to invite people to reflect on The Joy of Love, the document Pope Francis prepared after a worldwide consultation and the two synods on the…

Keeping an addiction bottled up

Personal Profile Faith can help fight addiction, writes Colm Fitzpatrick   Alcohol continues to remain an important part of our Irish society, whether it be advertised on television, used during celebrations, or simply drank to relax, but many people are also prone to over-consumption. In the hope of combating alcohol addiction, Matt Boylan, the National…

Family News and Events

Forest fun for the whole family
 Whether your passionate about birds, squirrels and all things nature, or just want to find out a little more about wildlife, then attending the family fun box building event in Cushendun with Biodiversity Office Rachel Bain, and Glens Red Squirrel Group will the perfect opportunity for you! Taking place…