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5 Fun & Productive Activities To Enjoy Together At Home

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Practising responsible social distancing means spending a great deal of time together at home, maybe only leaving once a week or so for groceries or other necessities. This may sound like a recipe for boredom or even disaster but there is no reason not to make the most of the opportunity everyone has been forced into. Sharing activities not only passes the time in a positive way but it also helps people grow closer together. There are also many useful guides and articles online that can show you how to keep busy while in isolation at home. They include useful tips such as keeping in touch with your friends and family, keeping fit, and organising the perfect home office setup. Whether you are in lockdown with your partner, your children, or your parents, here are some fun activities that you can all enjoy at home together.

Kilmovee 10k present face maskes to Mayo Roscommon Hospice

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The first batch of face masks were recently presented to Angelina Nugent of the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation (MRHF) at the Kilmovee Shamrocks GAA ground, by the organisers of the Kilmovee 10k.

Salthill woman funds tablets for Galway nursing homes

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A Salthill woman has raised more than €5,000 for Galway nursing homes after completing a half marathon with her with triplets.

Tourism — How the business of happiness can emerge from this crisis

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens was an American writer, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. Among many achievements, he is credited with the saying “travel broadens the mind”. But something we have learned in recent weeks during this Covid-19 ‘lock in’ is that sometimes staying at home can do that too, or at least it can help refocus the mind.

Competition winner makes Sunday egg-stra special with chocolate donation

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An Oughterard woman who won 99 Easter eggs in a completion run on Instagram by Jason Murray Fitbness brought joy to many at the weekend when she donated them to deserving recipients and residents in UHG and a local nursing home.

The sombre apocalypse

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Lockdown started in Spain on March 14 but I had already stopped working by then after a client cancelled an English class to tell me that he had been in contact with people who were believed to have tested positive for Covid-19.

Pandemic puts paid to talk of Brexit

Hello to all the readers of this fine newspaper, which has kept going despite the difficulties we are all encountering.

‘Ireland won’t lose its sense of community, we will bounce back’

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The biggest loss people are finding during the lockdown is the loss of social, face to face, contact - meeting a friend for coffee, giving someone a hug, going to a gig or to the cinema - but to endure all this, when you are also suffering bereavement, is by any stretch, a double blow and a heavy burden.

Winning Windows

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If there’s one thing guaranteed to lift the spirits, it’s bright seasonal colour in containers at doors and windows. With a little planning, you can have pretty things in pots and windowboxes all year round, and they’re perfect for places where space is tight.

Closure of all public car parks at beaches in the county announced

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The Easter Bank Holiday weekend - which starts today - normally marks a time that Mayo sees a massive influx of visitors to the county. However, due to the Covid-19 crisis and travel restrictions, fears have been expressed this week that the county could see an increase of people travelling to Mayo to use holiday homes.


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