Family and Lifestyle

Get into the Halloween spirit at the pumpkin patchKennedy’s Pumpkin Patch is offering something for all the family this Halloween, whether it’s the spooky tunnel, hay maze, face-painting, storytelling, pumpkin picking or simply relaxing in the autumn sunshine with a homemade non-alcoholic apple cider.Kennedy’s Pumpkin Patch...

My eldest son was unimpressed when, as a small boy, I insisted that he gave up his seat on the bus. He argued strongly about how unfair it was that children were viewed as second class citizens and how adults should be well able to stand on their strong legs. Safety wasn’t such a priority then and standing in the central aisle of a bus...

Autumn brings a kind of pleasant melancholy. The warmth of summer recedes and the cold nights draw in. The trees, so recently full, lush and green, are now shedding crisp brown leaves for the children to wade through on their way to school, searching for conkers. Bright berries appear in the hedges and scatterings of mushrooms rise amongst the...

“My whole life has been waiting for an epiphany, a manifestation of God’s presence, an experience that lets you see your place in the big picture. And that is what I had when I had my first compost heap.” Bette Midler (actress and environmental activist)The easiest way to improve any garden is to have a compost heap or bin. Your...

Niamh Brady I am currently participating in the John Paul II Awards. These awards recognise young people’s commitment to faith and community. I was told about the Kilmore Diocesan Youth Day and was encouraged to attend. My sister Caoimhe, who is a first year in my school Loreto College Cavan, also attended with me. I was a bit sceptical...

I went to the gym this morning. Actually, I went twice, not because I am wildly enthusiastic about it but because I forgot my pass key first time and couldn’t get in. On the way home to pick it up the temptation not to bother, to curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee for half an hour was huge. I resisted – with a struggle...

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...

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