Category: Family & Lifestyle

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…

Cycling back to health and normality

Jason Osborne discusses the benefits of getting on your bike With Ireland returning to ever-greater levels of normality despite the ongoing presence of the coronavirus, the issue of the daily commute is beginning to rear its head again, albeit in a different way. With children and teenagers returning to schools and students preparing to return to colleges…

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Why are some people so annoying?

A Parent’s Perspective I watched a short, gripping video recently presented by the priest and author, Fr Mike Schmitz. Well known for his internet presence, especially his YouTube videos, this one really grabbed my attention, with the title: ‘Why Are Some People So Annoying?’ His basic premise is that being annoyed is a choice we…

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The priest making the best of bad situations

Personal Profile Fr Kevin McNamara is a man familiar with making the best of bad situations. “I have a philosophy that you have to grow where you’re planted. Every place that I have worked in, including my current place, is bringing great challenges,” he tells The Irish Catholic. Parish priest of Moyvane, Co. Kerry, Fr…

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Dad’s Diary

September still seems like a time of new beginnings to me. I’m sure it’s a legacy of my school and college days, when early September marked a return to work, and an advancement to the project of a new academic year. The mornings are fresh and I feel keen to leave behind the lethargy and…

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Faith in the Family

There is a clematis in flower along our fence, big, rich, flouncy purple flowers. The sepals are feathery with a darker purple rib running the length of them. At the heart of the flower are stamens, purple merging to an almost lime green. Next to it is a hydrangea. Lilac-fading-to-white florets surround a head of…

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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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