Category: Lifestyle

Covid-19 highlights fragility of our world

Living Laudato Si’ Jane Mellett These have been extraordinary months across the world. Slowly and cautiously we are emerging from the Covid-19 restrictions and it is vitally important that we do not get complacent. The virus has not gone away and each of us are responsible for ensuring that we protect ourselves and each other…

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Growing evidence vitamin D defends against Covid-19

Medical Matters The search for therapies for Covid-19 has led scientists to explore an array of drugs ranging from expensive anti-virals and anti-inflammatories to anti-malarials (hydroxychloroquine) and even anti-helminthics (use to treat parasitic worms). Despite this, the potential role of something much more simple – ‘vitamin D’ in either helping to prevent infection or reduce…

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Family News and Events

Getting active at Kilruddery Estate Getting the family outside the house to enjoy fun activities outdoors is certainly on many people’s minds after weeks of lockdown. It can become very easy to fall into a habit of staying in and cocooning from the world. Alive Outside has just launched Family Fun Activities in Killruddery Estate,…

Letting our hearts be opened

Mindful Living While Thomas Merton may have been the first in our time to open up to a wider audience the ancient tradition of Christian meditation, it was John Main who recovered and simplified the practice for ordinary women and men. Prior to that it was to be found mainly in contemplative monasteries. The practice…

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Family News & Events

Time to make art among the animals Many families have been cooped up for a long time, only now being able to go on some visits and days out, what better way to celebrate the easing of Covid-19 restrictions than getting creative and letting children’s imagination flow? ‘Come make art among the animals’ is an…

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Helping kids move from primary to secondary Transitioning from primary to secondary school can be difficult and intimidating for children, what better way to get them prepared than an outdoor skills programme in the wilds of Co. Mayo? The day of fun, adventure and life learning is said to be an opportunity to; -Explore how…

What does ‘peace’ really mean?

Everyday philosophy There’s a chant that people seeking radical change have used for decades: it was used in the black civil rights movement in the US in the 1960s, and we’ve heard it a lot from the protesters in the past weeks. The chant is: “No justice, no peace.” The statement being made by the…

Family News & Events

Getting support for loss and grief An eight-week online support group will begin later this month to assist people dealing with loss. Coping with the loss of someone or something is challenging. Grieving can be associated with the death of a loved one—which is often the cause of the most intense type of grief—but any…