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It every girl’s dream and every parent’s nightmare, prom. Call it what you want, I called it the debs, others called it graduation and more called it passing out.  The passing out part was what I was afraid of. Back in my day the debs was an awkward affair, firstly you had to ask a… Read more »

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FOOD EXPERIENCE & WHOLE WELLNESS RETREAT COOKERY CLASSES, OCEAN WALKS, MINDFULNESS MEDITATION AND MOVING & RELAXING IN OUR YOGA STUDIO MAY 13TH – MAY 18TH We believe in being healthy. We want to empower you to make lasting lifestyle changes, leading to a healthier and happier life. Join us for this unique and simple health… Read more »

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Dear Fellow Gardeners, The next step on our Global Agricultural Focus Tour was Canada – British Columbia. I was very impressed with agriculture in British Columbia. Unlike the rest of the country, it’s mainly small scale producers with lots of artisan producers of beer and wine. The area we stayed in is Kelowna (Okanagan valley)… Read more »

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Summary of Adjudicators Comments for ‘The Glass Menagerie’ by Tennessee Williams presented by Compántas Lir The adjudicator, Anna Walker ADA, said that she adjudicated at a confined All-Ireland, and saw an amazing version of the play Proof, which was presented by Compántas Lir, so she said it was lovely for her to begin her adjudication with… Read more »

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Gardening with Anne McKeon   I am quite sure that many of you have never gardened before and are coping at present with a new house, new garden project. Frightening I know but never fear, Anne is here! Seriously though, remember that gardening should be a hobby not a chore! On the other-hand many of… Read more »

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Make me an Island by thereluctantemigrant ‘Take me and break me and close all your windows and doors, shut me off, cut me off, make me an island, I’m yours, take me away from the world, take me away from the girls, take me and break me and make me an island, I’m yours’. This, imaginably, is… Read more »

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GIY Weekly Column, April 14th 2018 It is fair to say that it has been a long and thoroughly miserable winter, with almost 6 months of grim weather at this stage.  The impact has been minimal enough for the home-grower but we should of course spare a thought for the people who make a living… Read more »

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Good Friday no more by thereluctantemigrant When you live abroad, it’s impossible to make it back home to Ireland for every, birthday, anniversary, wedding and celebration, if they’re on outside of summer, you have possibly one chance, so you must choose your battles carefully. I’ve one priority for mid-year visits and that is that there is something… Read more »

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 Mar 09,2018 Head coach of NUIG Mystics, Mike Murray, has this week been appointed to the backroom team of Pete Strickland’s Ireland Senior men’s team. Murray has been appointed as team manager for the squad, who are currently preparing for the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries, which will take place in San Marino this… Read more »

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