Category: Lifestyle

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Garden of Ghosts and Ghouls October is the month of frights, spooks and scares, and so there’s no better way to spend this time than by experiencing an ominous Hallowe’en tour. Wexford’s Wells House and Gardens is welcoming the return of the acclaimed ‘Dare to Scare’ Hallowe’en tour, taking place in its beautiful old country…

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A ‘novel’ festival idea For writing fiends and imaginative thinkers, this October the ‘Dalkey Creates Writing Festival’ will give aspiring writers the opportunity to improve their craft and help them on the difficult journey to being published. The festival offers writing courses from published authors in an encouraging and supportive environment. There will also be…

What to do when your get up and go has gone

I always find it really hard when the weather and seasons change, this affects my relationship, I find myself snappy and irritable towards my wife. How can I beat the winter blues?   It’s understandable that after a lovely summer of sun that it might be especially hard not to be affected by the winter…

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Go to Babaró! With a range of workshops, literature, and artistic performances, the Babaró International Arts Festival for Children is certainly one not to be missed. Suitable for the whole family, especially the kids, the October 15-21 festival will be based in a variety of venues in Galway City and County venues, and aims at…

The psychology of social class

Science of Life   You might think that social class divisions are fast disappearing in our modern world as we all increasingly enjoy affording things that used to be luxuries, e.g. motor cars, foreign holidays, university education, etc. but a recent review by Antony Manstead  (British Journal of Social Psychology, Vol. 57, Issue 2, 2018)…

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Food tingles in Dingle For food lovers and connoisseurs, the Dingle Food Festival which takes place annually on the first weekend of October will be right up your street. The festival in Kerry is organised by local people and businesses on a non-profit basis and has quickly become one of the highlights of the culinary…

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A lighthouse that hooks For those in the family with an interest in Irish history, the famous Hook Lighthouse will be offering special guided tours as a part of Culture Night on September 21. For the third year running, you’ll be able to access one of the oldest lighthouses in the world extra late as…