Family and Lifestyle

The 10th of 11 children from just outside Westport, Co. Mayo, Gena Heraty, who received the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award in Leinster House on December 8 last, was confident through her teenage years that one way or another God would find a role for her. Although she didn’t think she was called to become a nun, she had long been...

Christmas Eve is always such an exciting  night as we gaze the skies in hopes of catching a glimpse of Santa his and his reindeer. If you’re not lucky enough to spot any reindeer, make your own reindeer friend to join you in the Christmas cheerYou will need one small log, branches, string, drill, wood glue, red pom pom, googly eyes or...

We were driving to Dublin from Donegal a few weeks ago, and there, on the side of the road beside a field was a bed. It was a double divan bed, the base lying at one side, the mattress over at the other side of the gate. It is not as if someone had been sleeping there. Someone had clearly piled this bed into a van and then dumped it on the...

Cian Loakman and Stephen MulpeterThe Pope John Paul II Award is an Award which is given to students who have participated in parish activities and social involvement within their parish. This year there will be 14 students who attend Patrician Secondary School in Newbridge Co. Kildare receiving this award. These students come from Newbridge...

These festive wreath cupcakes make a beautiful Christmas gift wrapped up in a box, or serve as a wonderful treat for a Christmassy afternoon tea. You can even substitute them for plum pudding or mince pies, as dessert on Christmas Day to please those in the family who despise currants!You can make the cupcakes a day ahead of serving. Store them in...

Audrey Craven ‘Finding the key’, as depicted in the Migraine Association of Ireland’s logo, is as individual as a thumbprint. My personal journey reflects the despair and subsequent empowerment of one severely affected by migraine. I hope it will encourage those who suffer in silence and isolation to seek the information and...

If you can, stop for a moment and think about the Christmas presents you have bought for your children and those which have been asked of Santa. Ask yourself what these presents are going to do. Of course, they come with love and that is message enough in one way because we all want our children and friends to have fun and enjoy gifts they receive...

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