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Using stencilling as a decorating feature Stencilling like marbling and wood graining is a technique that dates from antiquity. There are examples of it on surfaces of domestic houses to painted tombs. Its popularity had waned in Europe until recent years, due to the use of wallpapers and also its overuse in the late Victorian… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care and Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway Indian head massage is a safe, simple and highly beneficial therapy, which has been popular in India. It has been practised mainly by women for over a thousand years. They believed that massaging their heads with natural oils kept their hair healthy and delayed the stage of… Read more »

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What is Archaeology? Archaeology is the study of the material remains of past human societies. For many years, it has been recognised as an important and exciting subject to study at University. The discipline covers a remarkable span of time and investigates some of the profoundly important developments of the human story, such as the… Read more »

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Lord, I come before you in need. Exams are approaching and I am worried. Give me courage to face the coming weeks calmly. Concentrate my mind on my studies. Help me to use my time well. May I read each question carefully, identify what is asked and answer well. When the results come, may I… Read more »

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In the past 25 years various social and economic changes have resulted in a major alteration of the role of women in society. In tandem with these changes has been the emergence of improved health care services for women. Consequently women are now living an average 25–30 years after the menopause. The quality of life… Read more »

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May is the month when temperatures rise and the day length increases. The growth rate and workload springs into overdrive. The bare earth of the spring has disappeared and in every corner of the garden plants are shouting for attention feed me, trim me, plant me out, stake me, so start now! May can also… Read more »

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April, the clock has gone forward and with the arrival of the long evenings our interest in the garden has been re-awakened. Following our recent spell of fine weather where the ground dried out and soil and air temperatures rose, growth began in earnest. Trees are beginning to break into leaf and soon you will… Read more »

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Welcome to the new millennium. We would like to wish you all the best wishes for the new century, and particularly with your garden. We will be able to look back now and tell our children and grandchildren that we planted that in the last century or your granddad built that in the last century—a… Read more »

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The easiest and most effective way to get fit is to get out of the house and walk. The best way to get in shape, and benefit your heart and lungs, is simply to walk—and you don’t have to go overboard, either. Walk for just 15 minutes twice a day, and you could lose up… Read more »

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Christmas is well and truly upon us and we can look back and review the year that has gone, from a gardening perspective. From a positive point of view, many would see it as a good year, particularly people who are starting off and getting the garden off the ground. The more experienced gardeners will… Read more »

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Congratulations to Christine Keaney, Lakeview, on winning Galway Federation section of the National Healthy Competition sponsored by the Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health & Children and also by An Bord Glas. Christine came second in the country for making a healthy recipe for under £4 and was presented recently in Dublin with a Waterford… Read more »

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You try to enter your password on the microwave. You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3. You chat several times a day with a stranger from South America, but you haven’t spoken to your next door neighbour yet this… Read more »

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