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Roses for Valentine’s, whatever the budget

Take note, men. If you’re convinced that a big bunch of red roses is a bit over-extravagent this Valentine’s Day, then think again.

Organic body melt from Cristalle Beauty

Cristalle Beauty, Quay Village, Ballina, has devised and developed a range of signature beauty products loaded with natural and herbal antioxidants and natural vitamins to help strengthen the skin.

Ross Castle - A labour of love

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I have always had great respect for the Irish yew tree. Because of its association with sanctuary and protection in mythology, you often see the yew in old graveyards. But its strength and bulk in old age, (it can live for hundreds of years, fertile to the last bearing red berries and new growth every spring), it is also associated with love and protection. It is considered a great gift to have yew in your garden. If you are fortunate to have yew trees of a great age you are doubly blessed. Its branches are traditionally used in the Palm Sunday ritual.

Go Dutch — A florist with a difference

Go Dutch is pleased to announce its opening at 137 Upper Salthill, Galway. Go Dutch not only stock the most beautiful flowers from around the world, they also stock amazing gifts from across Europe, unique and handpicked.

Meet Yes To Cucumbers!

If you haven’t tried the Yes To Carrots range yet, there are a whole load of new reasons to check it out!

Floral workshop

Paula Murphy from Murphy’s Florist will hold a Christmas floral design workshop in Áras Inis Gluaire on Friday December 11 from 6pm to 8pm .

Samoan Coconut

Ethical beauty retailer The Body Shop has expanded its unique Community Trade programme to include, for the first time, coconut growers from the Pacific Islands of Samoa. A Samoan co-operative is now supplying The Body Shop with organic, cold-pressed, virgin coconut oil for use in its new and improved Coconut Bath & Body range.

Sustainability group want to develop orchard beside Railway Walk

The Westport Sustainability Group has recently unveiled proposals to develop a linear orchard on waste land adjacent to the Railway Walk between Westport and Westport Quay. The group has proposed that up to 1,000 apple, plum, damson, and nut trees are planted among the existing vegetation, with priority being given to areas of low natural

Chasing the girls, and hunting the wren

Even though mistletoe is not native to Ireland it has long been associated with Christmas here. The tangled green plant, with its soft white berries, has been introduced in some Irish counties (grafted onto apple trees), and was being sold in basket fulls at the Galway market last December.

 

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