Family News and Events

Family News and Events
Never fail to hail the wooded trail

Ever wanted to play in the forest? Have you ever wanted to bring your family to try orienteering? Mountain biking? Hiking? Now is your chance.

Kicking off at Ballyhoura Trail Head in Glenosheen woods, Ardpatrick, Co. Limerick, a Family Adventure Day will take place on Sunday, July 21, from 9.30am-5pm.

A packed family-orientated programme has been organised with activities for a range of different ages.

The outdoor adventure activities are aimed primarily at those who may not have experienced these activities before. It will highlight all the amenities and outdoor recreation that the Ballyhoura region has to offer.

Organisers say: “Enjoy lunch at the event with food and drink available, from local vendors on site to refuel and re-energise for more fun. You could also treat your kids to a well-deserved ice cream!”

Free family fun activities include Hover Ball, archery, Kick Dart, giant Jenga and more. Prices from €5-€20 with more info click here.


Let’s go play with Lego

A brand that people of all ages will know well, LEGO is an age-old toy that has brought endless joy and lasting memories to multitudes of people.

The Brickx Club Gorey are “delighted” to announce that they will be running a LEGO themed Summer Camp for children aged 3-12 years in Ferns.

Organisers say: “Come join the fun in our action packed Summer LEGO Camp, where kids can enjoy creating LEGO designs, arts and crafts, baking, pottery, fun and games and much more!”

“The Brickx Club Gorey offers a creative social club for children that will allow them to turn their imagination into reality, have fun whilst learning and make new friends along the way.”

Prices are €55 per child. Sibling discount available. Early booking is advised as spaces are limited. For further information, please contact Olive on 086 064 7911.


How much is too much in your coffee cup

A cup of coffee may be just what coffee enthusiasts need to get going in the morning.

A second cup is to get out the door, and a third, even a fourth, may be likely if it was a long night.

But frequently having half a dozen cups or more, you could be setting yourself up for some serious health complications, a new study in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports.

Australian researchers found that drinking six or more coffees a day increases a person’s risk of heart disease by as much as 22%.

A Reuters survey found that 64 % of Americans over age 18 drink at least one cup a day. That’s up a few percentage points from the year before, and the highest level in half a decade.

Several previous studies have looked at the potential health benefits for the warm brew — and there are many — but few have endeavoured to discover at what point the risks of consuming the caffeinated drink begin to outweigh the rewards.