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The Lovely Lenten Rose

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One of the challenges facing a garden designer is how to make a garden look good all year round. The choice of plants for spring, summer and even autumn is endless, but when it comes to the colder months of the year you need to rely heavily on shrubs and ornamental grasses that will add colour and structure even in winter. Fortunately, there are loads of these to choose from and I relish the challenge of producing planting plans to suit different locations and soil types – always remembering that they need to look good and perform reliably. When winter flowers are needed, one of my favourite plants to design with is the hellebore or Lenten Rose.

Paddy Casey and Daithi to headline last festival of the summer

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Battle for the Lake is back for a seventh year from Friday, September 29, to Sunday, October 1, and promises to be an even bigger celebration of all things Mayo. Set on the stunning Achill Island, Keel Lake will provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend of surfing, music, and fun. Nestled on the Wild Atlantic Way, combine your weekend with some of the most breathtaking scenery Ireland has to offer and head to Mayo’s best festival where family and friends gather to see some spectacular aerial displays as the riders fly through the air and of course catch some of the best Irish bands in the last festival of the summer.

Take up rather than give up this Lent

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Lent is upon us and Catholics have begun the 40-day Lenten journey by making a sacrifice or change to their usual lifestyle. Giving up sweet things, alcohol, device time and other treats are all up for grabs. But this year, how about turning Lent on its head and Take Up Not Give Up This Lent? By take up I mean getting fit and active together with friends or as a family and there are plenty of worthy causes you can help along the way.

Giving away those unwanted household goods for Lent

An Irish development charity has launched a novel Lenten appeal that can also help households with their spring cleaning.

Easter weekend at The Prince

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Easter weekend is fast approaching and it is with great delight that The Prince can say spring has finally sprung! Hopefully this beautiful weather will last and brighten Easter, but if not The Prince, Athlone has plenty going on.

Festival fun

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The launch of the programme for the third Galway Food Festival was held on Monday in one of my favourite Galway hang out spots, the lovely House Hotel. The late lamented Gerry Gavin had launched the first festival programme and the delightful Máirín Uí Chomáin the second. This year Ronan Byrne (aka The Friendly Farmer) did the honours beautifully. In a break with convention, they had not sought out a food celebrity, but in keeping with the theme of the festival, 'Food Traditions', a man of the land was called for. JP McMahon, festival chairperson, and Heather Flaherty also spoke at the launch.

Erris Lions Club

For the 40 days of lent you can join with others for the Belmullet/Erris Lions Club Annual Slimathon. The weigh-in will take place in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel at 9pm on Shrove Tuesday February 21.

Day of reflection

The Family Centre, Chapel Street, Castlebar, is providing a day of reflection to help us discover some of the richness that Lent has to offer us as we prepare for the promise of Easter.

Ardrahan Lenten service

The Church of Ireland in Ardrahan will hold a Lenten Service next Wednesday at 8pm.

 

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