Category: Lifestyle

Practical tips after a week of Laudato Si’ celebrations

Living Laudato Si’   During Laudato Si’ Week, May 17-24 this year, we were treated to a huge online celebration of Pope Francis’ encyclical on care for our common home. Many international speakers, musicians, poets, theologians, activists and families came together to reflect on Laudato Si’ five years on. One of the highlights of Laudato…

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Free coding workshop for schoolchildren A three-day free coding workshop, facilitated by the Academy of Code and delivered online through Zoom will take place next week, with tickets available from Friday. It is organised by ‘Work Matters at the Library’ and is part of the South Dublin Creative Campus Programme. The event is for secondary…

Still time to make your Easter Simnel Cake

Sweet Treats   With Eastertide coming to an end on Sunday, if you haven’t made an Easter Simnel Cake yet, you’re definitely missing out – and there’s no time like the present. The name simnel probably comes from the ancient Roman word simila, meaning fine flour. Simple, every day, simnel bread has been made in…

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Mental health impact of virus can be severe The mental health impacts of Covid-19 may linger after the pandemic is over according to new research. It found some patients hospitalised due to the virus are likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder months or years after they leave hospital. The risks may…

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Entertaining tots with child-friendly apps There is a lot to be said for co-using technology with your children, especially as this gives you the opportunity to influence how they engage with technology. There are several apps that can bring out children’s creative side, or enhance skills such as problem solving, collaborating or communicating with others.…

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Family behind well-known hotel launch cookbook for Childline Many families who are under lockdown are re-discovering the art of cooking – with varying degrees of success. Now, the family behind the famous Gougane Barra Hotel in Ballingeary, Co. Cork have launched a cookbook in aid of Childline. Chef Katy Lucey and daughters Jane and Ali…