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Pilgrims and pilgrimage: on the way to eEaster

When in April the sweet showers fall

The sweets of our childhood

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A sweet is defined as having a taste of sugar or honey. It is not bitter or sour, but is pleasingly fragrant and agreeable. It is strange that while the taste never lingers too long, the memory of that taste can stay with you for life, particularly if it was one of the favourite sweets of your childhood. The sweet shops of yesteryear had a special smell, an aroma of temptation which you got as you went through the door. Even to look in the shop window was to make an imaginative journey of the various tastes that were on display. Our photograph today, which was taken about 40 years ago by Marja Van Kampen, will tick memory boxes for many people. The mouthwatering display was in Miko Cunningham’s shop window in Upper Abbeygate Street.

Time to go to Iceland

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Iceland is the ideal place for taking a weekend break and setting foot on a European outpost with an exciting, lively, ancient, and thriving culture all of its own.

NOTABLE ABSENTEES FAIL TO DIM ENTHUSIASM FOR CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL

Willie Mullins, once the lead- ing amateur jockey, now the leading National Hunt Train- er in Ireland; Gordon Elliott, once a decent amateur jock- ey himself, now challenging Willie Mullins’ domination of the Irish NH racing scene; the Cheltenham Festival, once the Mecca for NH racing fans from Ireland and the UK, always the Mecca for NH racing fans from Ireland and the UK.

Catch the lyrical treat that is Coda in concert next week

Lovers of harmonies and the incredible instrument that is the human voice will find a musical Mecca in Nun’s Island Theatre on Friday 11 December, as Coda play their first concert there. Oranmore-born Leonard Kelly is a founder member of this all-male, seven-strong group who are becoming something of a phenomenon nationwide as their richly-harmonised approach to vocal performance reaches an ever-growing audience.

Looking fabulous is easy at Style Kloset

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Style Kloset was founded in 2013. Trina Lynskey Donovan and her partner Debbie Maher saw a niche in the market and decided to create a warm, relaxed, friendly, environment with personal advice and service to find the perfect outfit for every occasion, to suit every style and budget.

 

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