Race for food this week

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

It’s that time of the year, the Galway Races start on Monday, and half the country will be up at Ballybrit for a punt. I worked up there many years ago as a chef, and one of the most popular meals on sale was the steak baguette.

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A honeymoon to remember forever in Thailand

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

One of Asia’s most popular honeymoon destinations, Thailand continues to beckon newlyweds to its white shores.

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Why Vietnam for your honeymoon

Fri, Jul 28, 2017

From Saigon, the city of a million motorbikes, to street food in Hanoi and the buffalo working in the paddy fields to sustain another generation of the country’s population, Vietnam’s breadth of cultural experiences is what draws honeymooners to this particular corner of southeast Asia.

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A pampering treat to remember at Breaffy Spa

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Who doesn’t love a day of pampering and what better way to do it than in a gorgeous spa. The Breaffy House Resort is one of my absolute favourite spas and not only does it boast first class treatments, you are warmly welcomed by Shauna and her brilliant team of experts and made to feel that their treatments were designed specifically for you. I booked myself in for a package of three treatments. I was met with a big smile from my therapist Helen who brought me to the Rasul Mud Chamber where I was provided with a gown, slippers and towels. The Rasul Mud Chamber is a tranquil pod with dim lighting and a star ceiling.

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Summer salads to savor this weekend

Fri, Jun 30, 2017

Hi, isn’t the weather lovely. I know that it is almost July but today and hopefully the sun is splitting the sky. As I write this, the air is filled with the smell of freshly cut grass and smoky Barbeques. The summer is finally here now, and I hope that it has lasted.

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Father’s Day foody treats

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Show your dad how much you care for him this Sunday and get into the kitchen to whisk him up some delicious food while he watches the TV. Here are a few simple snacks to keep the old man happy, which are surprisingly easy to make.

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Belleek Castle: Timeless elegance meets genuine hospitality

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Belleek Castle, a fairytale style castle in Ballina, Mayo - a magical experience with various venues available for weddings. The beautiful ‘Tween Deck’ designed in the nautical theme is available for parties of 50. Weddings of up to 200 guests can be accommodated in the newly renovated stables, which have been given a rustic design, or in their mediaeval banqueting hall with its stone arched vaults and opulent décor setting the perfect scene for an Irish mediaeval banquet.

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Lazy lunch treats

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Lunch is the new dinner, especially during the long summer days. Here are a few ideas for some modern lunch recipes that are easy to make. I hope that you might try them out at home.

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Geraldine’s Skincare Clinic brings the latest technology to your skincare routine

Fri, May 12, 2017

Celebrating the salon's 15th year in the industry Geraldine's Skincare Clinic strives to always offer its clients the most innovative treatments and technologies available on the market. The latest innovation available at the salon is VISIA Skin Analysis. Geraldine's Skincare Clinic is the first salon in Westport to offer this exceptional treatment to their clients and now Geraldine Greenan and her team of experts will be able to provide the most comprehensive skin and complexion analysis Ireland has to offer.

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Dyspraxia Ireland launches new information booklet to help families with transition from primary to secondary school

Fri, May 12, 2017

Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland has launched a practical guide which will assist families experiencing dyspraxia/DCD with their child’s transition from primary to secondary school. Entitled The Next Adventure, the booklet provides constructive advice for families, teachers, and educational establishments, as well as useful checklists for children, parents, and teachers.

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Irish Cancer Society calls on all outdoor workers in Mayo to be SunSmart this summer

Fri, May 12, 2017

The Irish Cancer Society has said that almost one in four (23 per cent) of skin cancer deaths in Ireland are from the construction, outdoor, and farming industry. As it launches its annual SunSmart campaign, the society said that farmers and construction workers in the Mayo area need to be extra vigilant during the summer months.

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Bio Energy clinics in Mayo

Fri, May 12, 2017

Acute stress is a response to imminent danger, it turbo charges the system with powerful hormones that can damage the cardiovascular system. Chronic stress can occur in response to everyday stressors that are ignored or poorly managed, as well as exposure traumatic events. Adrenal glands react to the alert by releasing epiniphrine/adrenaline, which makes the heart pump faster and the lungs work harder to flood the body with oxygen. Digestion then shuts down. This can cause significant damage and numerous symptoms.

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