Family and Lifestyle

Walking is the easiest way to get active and healthy, both physically and mentally. Most health professionals prefer walking over running as it is a low-impact exercise that goes easy on your heart and joints. It’s inexpensive and can be done anywhere, at any age or fitness level, alone or in a group, and you can set the pace and length of...

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...

Winter is fast approaching and the time has come once again for many of us to get the flu vaccine. In fact, it may be all the more important this season as predictions suggest we may be facing one of the most significant flu outbreaks in decades.In Australia, rather strikingly there has been a more than a doubling of new cases of influenza in the...

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