Wild and Wonderful

Fri, Oct 17, 2008

Maybe it’s because we’re so conscious now of the dark days of winter to come, or maybe it’s the intensity of the light at this time of year, but to me autumn always seems the most colourful season. There’s an intensity in the air, colours are more concentrated, the sunlight lower and more searching, and the scarcity of flowering plants make the flowers that are still around that much more welcome. It’s almost a last hurrah, a final act of defiance before the misty, dank, dripping days of November, the long nights and short days of December and the cold and gloom of January.

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Safe Heart awareness week

Fri, Oct 17, 2008

The inaugural Safe Heart Awareness Week which is launched by Croí takes place from October 20 to 27. Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in Ireland and the Irish heart charity is calling on people to know the risk factors that can affect their heart health and to be aware of the steps that can be taken to achieve the recommended target levels.

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His and hers fragrances at fabulous prices!

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

McKanes Pharmacy Ballina are running a fantastic fragrance promotion all this month (see their ad on page seven).

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Wild and Wonderful

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

There’ll be an R in the month until next April, which for aficionados of oysters can only mean one thing: these delicacies will be available for the next seven months. Jonathan Swift is often quoted as having said, “He was a bold man that first ate an oyster”, and many of us would rather chew the head off a dead rat than let these glutinous, muscly, sea water-scented little shellfish anywhere near our dinner plate, but some view them as a delicacy on a par with caviar and champagne. Slurped straight off the half shell, either just as they are or enlivened with a dash of Tabasco or lemon juice, or cooked in a fish stew or a steak and kidney pie, and washed down with a pint of creamy Guinness or a glass of white wine or champagne, the oyster occupies a unique place in European, American and Asian cuisine.

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The perfect skiing holiday

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Whether you are a first-time skier or you have been skiing several times it is truly a wonderful experience on the slopes. The ski experience doesn’t end when you leave the slopes. With a wide selection of places to stay, everyone will feel at home – whether you prefer a hotel, the sociable atmosphere of a chalet, or the freedom of a self-catering apartment.

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Learn Spanish to the passionate beat of Flamenco

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Flamenco is a Spanish art form with deep roots in Andalusia - Spain's southern region.  There are different theories as to how this folk music evolved, but the details are lost in history. 

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How to ensure your holiday booking is secure

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Evelyn Byrne, owner of Castle Travel Worldchoice, says don’t believe the hype – if you book your holiday with a licensed operator you’ll be looked after whatever happens - and your money will be safe. DIY holidays are another matter though.

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Wild and Wonderful

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Whale watchers and would-be whale watchers all over the country will have been inspired and excited by the news of the sighting of a blue whale in Irish waters a couple of weeks ago. The initial observation—the first recorded and confirmed sighting of a blue whale in Irish waters for at least 20 years—was made during a tuna fishing trip off the coast of Kerry, and there were two further sightings in the following few days.

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What's your style?

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Are you a classic beauty? A dramatic diva? Or perhaps sporty chic? How we dress gives viewers a hint (or in some cases a full statement) of our personality. So what's your style profile? Most women are a combination of several, but there are a few dominant traits in every woman that makes her distinct. Check out the below profiles and connect with your inner style goddess.

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Curb your anger

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

Everyone knows what anger is, but how do you express it without hurting others or hurting yourself? Uncontrolled anger can cost you your marriage, your job, relationships, health and the respect of your loved ones. The Irish Association for Anger Management will run an intensive residential programme Temper Your Anger on November 1 and 2.

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Winter warming dishes

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

With the evenings getting shorter and the weather turning nippy, these wholesome dishes are the ideal way to help you stay warm this winter.

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Stress management and relaxation workshop in Claremorris

Fri, Oct 03, 2008

The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris will be the location for a lifeskills for stress management and relaxation workshop on Saturday October 11 from 10am to 4pm.

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