Category: Family & Lifestyle

Family News & Events

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.…

Dad’s Diary

The newly arrived swallows swoop across the evening sky; happy heralds of summer. They have journeyed from Africa to our eaves, where they will nest for the summer. Our little valley has become rewilded in recent years, with acres of new woods springing up nearby us. Buzzards and falcons now regularly soar overhead. Trout frequent…

The problem with cheap food that won’t go away

How should the principle of a fair days pay apply to those who nurture, grow, and produce the very food we eat asks David Mullins   ‘Social solidarity’ is apparently experiencing something of a renaissance of late. Acts of reciprocal kindness are increasing. Our hard-nosed individualism is being destabilised through a reawakening of a sense…

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Faith in the Family

Why is the food better during a lockdown?” my son asked. Unsure what sort of a back-handed compliment this was I simply replied, “It is not that the food is better, it is just that it’s the highlight of the day now!” And it is certainly true that food has taken on a new significance.…

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Emma Edgeworth: inspired by sisters in Zambia

Personal Profile   In 2017 Emma Edgeworth took  a career break. She left her home county of Kildare and headed for Mongu, the capital of the Western Provence in Zambia. Emma was already working with children and families in the Dublin area when she saw the development role with Viatores Christi advertised on a professional…

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Family News & Events

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…

Bealtaine

RóiseMcGagh gives some ideas on celebrating the ancient Irish festival of Bealtaine   Bealtaine is the word for May in Irish, it marks an ancient festival, one of the most significant historic dates in Ireland. It is also known as a month to celebrate and pray to Our Lady. At the moment, gathering for Bealtaine is…

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Gearing up for Laudato Si’ week

Living Laudato Si’   My hope today is that you and your family are all safe and well. Many people are commenting on how they can hear the birdsong more clearly these days, how everything is so quiet, how there are more bees around this year, how they are planting in their gardens or noticing…

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