Family and Lifestyle

The summer holidays are nearly here which means days spent at the beach scavenging for buried treasure and sea creatures such as octopus, whales, dolphins and seahorses. If only we were so lucky to find such majestic animals on Irish beaches.But you might just spot seals, dolphins and even basking shark in certain parts of Ireland.Don’t be...

The elderflower is nearly in full bloom, and in another week or two it’ll be ready to be picked for a delicious home-made cordial. In the meantime, you can use cordial from the shop to sip on and make desserts with.Lemon and elderflower are simply delicious together but when you have it so often, you can easily get fed up with it. So, lime...

I scream for ice cream! During our recent sunny weather you’ve no doubt been treated to one or two giant waffle cones filled with a few scoops of your favourite ice cream. We can’t rely on getting long spells of hot weather in Ireland, even in the summer, so slurping on ice cream in the sun is a real luxury.But you can have as much ice...

The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is this weekend on May 13. This year, the feast day carries extra significance as it is the centenary and Pope Francis is preparing to canonise the three children Our Lady appeared to.Between May 13 and October 13, 1917 she appeared to three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco in the little village of...

May is here and it’s a wonderful month for celebrating many different occasions. It’s the month of Mary Our Lady, the month of the Bealtine Festival and it’s also Local and Community History month.The Bealtine Festival celebrates arts and creativity as we age. And Local Community and History month encourages communities to...

The Easter holidays have only just finished and already we can look forward to another long weekend. This bank holiday weekend, you'll be getting ready to celebrate the month of Our Lady.Every year, on the first of May, people around Ireland gather blossoms and other May flowers to place at the altar of Our Lady.Perhaps you and your family...

The Easter holidays are nearly over, but there is still plenty of time to have fun and indulge in some Easter crafts before you go back to school – all while appreciating the true meaning of Easter.Rabbits, chicks and lambs are popular animals associated with Easter because they represent new life – particularly lambs as they represent...

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