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...

Last week my family and I attended the fifth session of the annual Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Every week, there’s a different guest speaker and, on this evening, it was Kathleen Chada, the mother of Eoghan and Ruairi Chada, whose husband received two life sentences for the murder of the boys in 2013. Kathleen spoke bravely of her...

After the Manchester terror attack, our screens had an endless loop of images of panic, followed by heartrending images of parents frantically searching for their children. Some will never see them again.Even though some of the children killed are a similar age to ours, our children have no idea the attack happened. We are careful never to leave...

The month of June is when all the hard work you put in earlier in the year starts to pay dividends. Shrubs and perennial beds are full of lush new growth - their colour looking more vibrant in the bright sunshine.As the weather gets warmer and drier, grass growth will slow down, but the lawn still needs to be cut. If you cut it every week (twice...

Jemma HalpinPresentation Brothers Youth Ministry (PBYM) is situated in what was previously the Edmund Rice Heritage Centre at Mardyke House, Cork. The centre is now used solely for youth ministry, in line with the Presentation Brothers’ mission of forming Christ in the young.PBYM is not a parish-based ministry. And since the brothers no...

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...

Running is fast becoming the most popular form of exercise – it is estimated that two million people run in Britain and 10 million people in the USA. The aerobic (heart and lung) exercise provided by running is undoubtedly good for your health. However, intense and arduous forms of running, such as marathons and ultra-marathons, are becoming...

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Family and Lifestyle