Category: Family & Lifestyle

Seeking signs of sepsis

Medical Matters September has been designated ‘Sepsis Awareness Month’ in a campaign to increase knowledge and recognition by the public of one of the most common yet poorly understand medical conditions. In fact, sepsis occurs more frequently than heart attacks affecting about 17,000 people each year in Ireland and is the leading cause of death…

A snapshot of Faith alive in Rome

Youth Space Pilgrimages abroad are a wonderful opportunity to meet like-minded Catholics, writes Mark Caffrey The Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia who are based in Limerick once again organised a young-adult pilgrimage to Rome at the conclusion of this summer. Our journey took us to the very heart of the Faith. Thematically based around St…

Family News and Events

Food tingles in Dingle Described by locals as ‘The Best Weekend of Year’, the Dingle Food Festival will take place at the beginning of October in the fishing town of Dingle on the Wild Atlantic Way. Highlights of the festival include cookery demonstrations, over 50 market stalls, workshops, street entertainment, children’s events and wine and…

Getting back on track

Taking good care of your back should be a health priority, writes Colm Fitzpatrick Most of us are taught from a young age to stand up straight and keep our shoulders back, but very often this advice falls on deaf ears. It can be more comfortable to eat dinner at the dining table or watch…

Sister of Mercy behind bars

Personal Profile Colm Fitzpatrick speaks with award-winning nun Sr Moira Keane While nuns are usually portrayed in films as hidden away and sheltered from the outside world in convents, an Irish-born Mercy Sister has instead dedicated her life to those locked-up behind prison bars. Earlier this year Galway woman Sr Moira Keane, who has been…

Faith in the Family

I remember when I was small, I asked my Daddy why I had a belly button. He replied that it happened when God was checking if the babies were ready for delivery to families. “God went along the line of babies” said my Daddy, “poking each one gently in the tummy and saying, ‘You’re done…

Family News & Events

Get the food down-low in Wicklow At a time in our history when food is readily available at supermarkets, often pre-made, it can be easy to take this vital source of survival for granted. If you want to develop a deeper connection with the food you consume, why not whisk yourself away to the mindful…