Family News and Events

Family News and Events
Through the looking glass

Lewis Carroll’s works will be reimagined this January as the Sligo Hospital Musical Society presents their 23rd annual pantomime. This band of talented HSE employees has donated almost €200,000 to local Sligo charities from show proceeds.

This year brings their first ever pantomime sequel following on from the successful 2014 Alice in Wonderland performance – now we return to Wonderland where Prince Jack is about to marry his beloved Alice. But an unexpected guest has an evil plan which threatens the existence of its citizens and beyond.

It takes place from January 22-25 in Sligo’s Hawk’s Well Theatre and promises to be a night of toe-tapping, hand-clapping, side-splitting fun!

As ticket prices range from €10-15, this is a perfect venture for the whole family enjoy! For more information, see: or call +353 71 9161518.

You are what you eat

You are what you eat, so the old adage goes – and a review of up-to-date nutritional studies seems to prove this saying correct.

A new review into existing research on nutrition and mental health which was published in the journal of European Neuropsychopharmacology has confirmed a link between poor diet and mood disorders.

Speaking about the study, lead author Prof. Suzanne Dickson said: “We have found that there is increasing evidence of a link between a poor diet and the worsening of mood disorders, including anxiety and depression.”

Some eating routines, like the Mediterranean diet – rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains – got top marks, as studies suggest it can reduce the chances of depression. Likewise, those deficient in B12 are more likely to feel lethargic so supplementing can make a positive difference to mental health.

A dry new year

One of the most popular New Year resolutions is to get more fit – usually by exercising more by going to the gym. However, workouts and a subsequent wash can be time-consuming, especially if you’re at work or need to be somewhere important. If you want to reduce your time in the shower after a strenuous gym routine, purchasing a micro-fibre towel is probably your best bet. These compact and highly-absorbent towels will dry you off in no time, leaving you ready to face the day ahead. It’s lightweight so you don’t need to lug around a heavy, sodden towel once used, and can fit snugly into a rucksack with ease given how small they are. They come in all different shapes and sizes and are super affordable beginning at around €5.