Family and Lifestyle

October is here which means that Halloween is coming and it’s time to dig out your stack of black card to get making spooky decorations. Everyone has their own favourite Halloween symbol; whether it’s a pumpkin, a bat, a black cat, or a wicked witch with vibrant green skin.These teeny tiny witch cones are quick and easy to make and are...

Getting ready to go back to school can take some getting used to after a long and leisurely summer of long sleep ins and playing outside until dark. But there’s plenty to look forward to such as seeing all your friends more often, making new friends, and learning new things.And when you’ve got brand-new accessories and stationary you...

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...

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