Category: Lifestyle

Devastating effects of Covid-19

Medical Matters It’s now nearly seven months since the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in Ireland and the start of an unprecedented journey of restrictions and lockdowns that has radically changed the way we live. While we avoided a surge that could have swamped our health service, the death toll stands at over 1700, many…

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Hearing the cry of the earth

Living Laudato Si’ During the month of September, Christians around the world are celebrating the Season of Creation, a season in the liturgical calendar where we are invited to reflect, pray and take action for our common home. It was heartening to see Bishop Larry Duffy (of Clogher Diocese) issue a special pastoral letter for…

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Family News & Events

Let yourself Le-go for Halloween Let yourself Le-go with a themed Halloween Camp run by LEGO for children aged between 3 to 12 years in Arklow. “Come to join the fun in our action-packed Halloween LEGO Camp, where kids can enjoy creating spooky LEGO designs, arts and crafts, baking, pottery, fun and games and much…

Lead us into that mysterious silence

Mindful Living We have been exploring the depth of meaning in the John Main prayer which Christian meditators say before meditation. The second sentence of the prayer reads: “Lead us into that mysterious silence where Your love is revealed to all who call.” In this article I want to reflect on the phrase: ‘Lead us…

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Family News & Events

Hilarious histories and funny folklore Avast there landlubbers, it’s time for some pirate history. Join Hilarious Histories and Funny Folklore at their ‘Hilarious Histories Family Show’ in Ballyroan Library in Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin on Friday September 18 from 5.30-6.15pm for “a fun, socially distanced show, suitable for the whole family”. Organisers say: “Captain Ho Ho…

Managing money during the pandemic

We are really struggling with managing our finances especially since our income has been affected during the Covid-19 pandemic. What advice to you have to help us to get back on track? The first thing to do is to sit down and budget. This requires an open communication with your spouse so you can both…

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Family News & Events

Always time to go and make some scarecrows This scarecrow making workshop in Dublin is expected to be fun for all the family and results in the creation of your very own scarecrow created from upcycled materials. All that’s needed is a bit of creativity and the Rediscovery Centre will provide all of the material…

It’s all in the gut

Medical Matters Hippocrates is credited with the ancient quote that ‘all disease begins in the gut’. While modern medicine casts a different light on factors underlying most diseases, recent research has highighted the complex and interesting role our gut may play when it comes to general health. But how exactly might the gut influence this?…

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