Category: Family & Lifestyle

A better way to start your day

It is one of the modern day problems that we are all so ‘busy’ all the time. For most people this starts in the morning, usually with your head spinning because you look at your phone and your work day begins far too soon. This then has a ripple effect on the rest of the…

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Family News and Events

Easter Camps Looking to occupy kids over the two-week break for Easter? There are plenty of camps all over the country to choose from, some are one week long and others run for two. The break can be a great opportunity for kids to try out something new or spend time at a hobby. There’s…

The other side of beauty

Leah Darrow, once an America’s Next Top Model contestant (2004), looks beyond physical beauty in an extract from her new book. My decision to audition for America’s Next Top Model wasn’t exactly well thought out. In fact, I had only watched a few minutes of the previous cycle before I decided to audition in St…

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Brigid Birney: discovering religious art

Birney has always loved painting. Since she was young, she recalls feeling excited in the art section of a shop and asking for paints for Christmas. “Every Christmas my Santa letters would have been paints and brushes and art stuff,” she tells The Irish Catholic. Just recently Brigid’s work was beamed up onto the front…

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Trimming and mulching to welcome March

Green Fingers “It’s March, the month of many weathers and also the start of the gardening season. The longer days with sun shine and wind will mean that ground conditions will start to improve. It’s time to get out and get a start on the jobs that need doing. Get into your beds and borders…

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Family News & Events

Baby Bumblebees bear the brunt of pesticides The growth of baby bumblebees’ brains can be damaged by certain pesticides, according to research by Imperial College London. Bees that had been affected by pesticides showed significantly impaired learning abilities compared to that had not. This was tested by seeing if the bees were able to associate…

Dad’s Diary

It was a moment of madness. Just as Storm Jorge charged towards the Irish coast, I spontaneously booked a holiday cottage perched just yards from the West Cork coastline.  I felt the whole family needed a getaway, after a remarkably busy few weeks, and since our Christmas holidays were marred by one of the kids…

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Looking at the facts of coronavirus

Medical Matters The coronavirus has taken centre stage and dominated daily news headlines as the number of cases and countries affected continues to rise. To date, over 3000 deaths have occurred globally but this is small compared to the fatality due to seasonal influenza which can be as high as 500,000 annually. Fears and concerns…

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The other side of St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick, the most famous of the Patron Saints of Ireland worldwide. Not quite hailing from Ireland himself but from the United Kingdom, he is credited with driving the ‘snakes’ out of Ireland. Or bringing Christianity to the Island and pushing out Paganism if you’d like to be more literal. One might wonder if he…

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Family News and Events

Something different for St Patrick Parades can be great for some, but standing for long periods of time with young kids is never ideal – especially in big crowds. If you’re looking for something different to do with the family this St Patricks Day there are plenty of events to choose from around the country.…

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