Category: Lifestyle

Our Common Home

Living Laudato Si’ September 1st marks the World Day of Prayer for Creation and the beginning of the Season of Creation. This season, which is now part of the Church’s liturgical calendar, runs until October 4th, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron Saint of ecology. The Season of Creation in an ecumenical season…

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Family News & Events

Parents to be reimbursed for alternative school transport if students unable to social distance Minister for Education Norma Foley has announced that parents whose children cannot social distance on school buses can be reimbursed for organising alternative transport. The Department of Education has scrapped plans to run buses at full capacity for secondary school students…

The Silent Presence

Mindful Living We have been exploring the John Main prayer which many people recite before their daily meditation. The prayer begins: Heavenly Father, open our hearts to the silent presence of the Spirit of your Son. In this article, I’d like to reflect on the phrase ‘to the silent presence of the Spirit of your…

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Light up the room with a lemon tart

Sweet Treats This week’s sweet treat is a timeless classic – its bright yellow colour makes it the perfect centrepiece for your table. If you’re tight on time the pastry can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for up to three days. Ingredients For the pastry: 180g plain flour 55g icing sugar…

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Family News & Events

Time to go and play with Lego Not many people haven’t heard of Lego, and with good reason! The age-old toy that never seems to go out of fashion will be centre stage at a family fun event in Galway next month. ‘LimBrick City’ will bring their Brick Expo on tour and visit Galway on…

Make your own sparkling lemonade!

Children’s Corner Although the summer months are coming to an end and school is on the horizon, it’s still not too late to make your own summery and refreshing sparkling lemonade. There’s a lot that can be learned in the process of making this beverage, understanding the scientific process behind it is another added bonus…

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Family News & Events

Hop on your bike for a family adventure For cycling lovers and adventurous families who want to get out and about and be active together, hop on your bike and get down to 8th Lock, Grand Canal in Dublin. This socially distanced cycle from Park West along the Grand Canal to Griffeen Park is said…

Misconceptions about freedom of speech

Everyday Philosophy I probably hear more people complaining about free speech in modern society than about any other social or political issue. No-platforming, cancel culture, campus censorship and various other associated phenomena: all are condemned as restrictions on free and open discourse, both by people who share my unpopular opinions and by those who don’t.…

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Family News & Events

Kicking off in Kildare with FootGolf For those who like to try new things and enjoy football and golf, how about a family day out to Celbridge Manor Hotel with a day of a mix of the two? For one day only the Kildare hotel will facilitate a family friendly activity: FootGolf! Tee (or kick)…