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Carolan in search for pastures not so green

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Nigel Carolan, always steeped in green, takes flight after some 26 years with Connacht to become a better coach.

Gardenwise | Pretty little things – plants for woodland gardens

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Some of the prettiest, most dainty flowering plants belong in the woodland category – think of native bluebells for instance – spectacular as carpets stretching underneath trees, but individually exquisite when viewed close up. Our native bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, needs lots of space to thrive and doesn’t particularly work well with other plants – so is perhaps best kept for larger gardens. The cultivated or Spanish bluebell, Hyacinthoides hispanica, should be used with caution – a sturdier, less elegant bluebell, it’s invasive and inclined to hybridise with the more delicate natives so I would avoid it.

Cellissimo - a music festival for the senses

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THE SOUND of the cello, a pleasure for the ear and appealing to the heart as the instrument many believe is closest in sound to the human voice, will be at the centre of a new festival for Galway.

'I Sing of a Maiden'

To think of Christmas is to think of shepherds and lambs, an ox and an ass, angels and a star, kings from the East with their rich gifts, wicked King Herod, and the providential escape to Egypt of the Holy Family. But most of all it is to think of a mother and her child.

Gardenwise | Gifts for Garden Lovers

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Good news this week if you’re wondering what to buy for the gardener in your life this Christmas– there are lots of lovely things available locally that would be not just useful but very welcome, and with stores opening up you can choose to visit or shop online.

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Slendertone, 100% Irish Owned Business Nestled in the heart of Galway About Slendertone Slendertone was established in the early 1960s and today, are Global Leaders in EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation) Technology designed to help people strengthen, firm and tone their muscles.The 100% Irish owned business is nestled in the West Coast of Ireland and it’s here where their vision and ideas come to life. Historically, production was based in Co. Dongeal, now the team of creators and engineers invent and design some of the most cutting-edge wearable technology, from the purpose built labs in Co. Galway.During the first lockdown period, gyms were closed, and the nation was faced with keeping fit at home. Slendertone had the answer to switch on your muscles and get in an ab workout from the comfort of your own home. Online sales soared throughout this period and as we enter the second lockdown, ab toning belts continue to be in popular demand with online customers! At the heart of the business is a desire to help people look and feel their best. Life is demanding and people are looking for new solutions to help achieve their best body shape. Whether the goal is toning, firming or strengthening muscles.. Slendertone has the body toning technology to help you or someone you love, to stay in shape this Christmas!At the click of a button you can order directly from and choose from any of our ab toning belts, arm toners or bottom toner with the added benefit of free shipping across Ireland. How It Works Slendertone uses clinically proven EMS technology to deliver deep, wide ranging muscle contractions to tone, firm and strengthen your ab muscles. Slendertone should always be used as a complement to regular exercise and healthy eating to maximise results from just 4 weeks. Clinical trials have found:

Gardenwise | Seasonal scents to lift the spirits

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Anything that makes the garden more inviting in winter has to be a good thing, am I right? So this week I thought we might look at plants with attractive scents for winter – easily overlooked, but worth exploring if you believe, as I do, that a garden should work hard for you for twelve months of the year. Most of the favourites on my list are winter flowering shrubs that will sit quietly in the wings for months until it’s their time to shine – so placing of them needs careful thought. If possible, you want them near the front door, or near a path where you can enjoy the fragrance as you pass – but you might want to combine them with something more decorative for the rest of the year.

Gardenwise | Winter Stars Get Ready for Their Close-Up

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This week it feels as though deciduous garden plants are really getting serious about bedtime. The wind and rain of the last few days have brought leaves cascading down, and those still clinging on have turned yellow overnight, as though to signal their intentions. It’s an untidy season, which is probably one of the reasons I don’t like it very much – but it was still good to get outside for an hour at the weekend to begin the clean-up. You need to keep moving outside at this time of year to keep the cold at bay, so I gathered several buckets of fallen leaves to add to the leaf mould pile beside the shed.

Gardenwise | What’s in A Name – Feeling Sorry for a Tulip...

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You might remember me mentioning last week that I’d been ordering tulips, so just to remind you, you still have several weeks to plant the bulbs if you haven’t already. As they originate in the Middle East (not in Holland – the Dutch are just brilliant at growing and breeding them), they really need baking heat in summer, after the flower and foliage has yellowed and died down, in order to flower the following year. (Don’t we all.) This not always being forthcoming in Northern Europe, for every dozen you plant you could be lucky if two or three bother to show up in year two. That said, nothing else makes such a colourful display in late spring – so if you’re thinking of indulging, here are a few suggestions.

Gardenwise | Carried away by a Catalogue

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It’s time to plant the tulips – at least it will be once they arrive. An email informs me that my bulb order has been shipped, but in these strange times who knows what adventures they will have before they arrive safely at my door?


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