Family and Lifestyle

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...

It’s Easter weekend and it’s time to rip open the bags of mini eggs for some serious Easter baking. But before you jump straight into helping your parents make a bunny rabbit cake or a chocolate nest, think of ways you can bake that reflects what Easter’s all about. This light orange sponge inspired by Resurrection Hill is...

Holy Week starts this weekend with Palm Sunday and there’s lots to learn and do to celebrate the week. You might have your own traditions each year on Holy Week such as attending your local Passion play before or after the Stations of the Cross, or staying up late on Saturday to attend the Easter Vigil Mass or maybe you plan an egg hunt on...

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