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It’s hard to believe that this time last year, we were basking in 20 degrees heat and headed for the beach over the Easter holidays. This year it’s a case of wrapping up well and trying to endure persistent freezing temperatures. It does all seem rather unnatural, particularly since it feels like it should be… Read more »

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Ned Keogh was the son of Sean Keogh; and the late Teresa Keogh whose home is in Loughnane Terrace, New Mervue. Ned was one of thirteen children which include, Bridie, Martin, Martina, John, Padraig, Michael, Linda, Bernie, Ollie, Marcella, Damian and Aidan. All of the family, both boys and girls excelled in sports, and Ned… Read more »

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We all know that excess waste generation is bad for the environment but as individuals what can we do to try to reduce the environmental impact of our daily activities? The best option is to try to prevent waste arising where possible. Most of us create waste unnecessarily — for example we discard approximately 30%… Read more »

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Lawn moss is a serious problem in all lawns this spring, but help is at hand! Use OSMO Lawn Moss Remover to kill unwanted lawn moss and feed your lawn without forcing growth. Key Steps: Apply OSMO Lime Pellets one week before you apply OSMO Moss Remover. 1 25kg bag of Osmo Lime Pellets covers 200sq yards. OSMO Moss… Read more »

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When people hear “Toastmasters” they think about giving a toast at a wedding, or about delicious crispy breaded toasts for breakfast. For me “Toastmasters” is life changing experience. I’ve always loved being around people, working with them and helping out. That was one of the reasons I was working in Human Resources. Once I felt… Read more »

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Recently I designed and delivered several training workshops on Resilience. I have been interested in Resilience for many years and was delighted to speak at the National Forum on Resilience at the invitation of President McAleese in January 2010. My work with Resilience has continued with my coaching practice, by working with clients and focusing… Read more »

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Dear Editor, The Following websites could be very helpful for anyone researching their Family Trees online in preparation for the “Gathering”. www.ellisisland.org Free record research for emigrants to US arriving in New York. www.nationalarchives.ie Free Irish 1901 and 1911 Census search plus much more. www.familysearch.org Latter Day Saints have the largest Database of Births, Marriages… Read more »

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It’s a long way from “the stony grey soil” of Monaghan that inspired Patrick Kavanagh’s poetry to the lush landscapes of New Zealand. But that’s where the winner of this year’s Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Prize lives. Caoilinn Hughes (27), from Claregalway in Co Galway, has always loved poetry. She did a Master’s degree in theatre studies in Queen’s… Read more »

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As we make the first tentative sowings of 2013, the 2012 growing season, for the moment, keeps on giving. Last weekend I got out in the veg patch in frost and brilliant sunshine to do some jobs which should have been done ages ago, and primary among them was to lift the remaining celeriac and… Read more »

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