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Saint Patrick was born in 387AD in Britain as Maewyn Succat. His father Calphurnius was a Roman official. Saint Patrick was kidnapped at age 16 and sold into slavery in Ireland, according to his autobiography. He escaped by boat to Britain after six years of captivity and traveled to St. Martin’s monastery in Tours, France,… Read more »

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Perfectionists are realistic, conscientious, and principled. They strive to live up to their high ideals. Helpers are warm, concerned, nurturing, and sensitive to other people’s needs. Achievers are energetic, optimistic, self-assured, and goal oriented. Romantics have sensitive feelings and are warm and perceptive. Observers have a need for knowledge and are introverted, curious, analytical, and… Read more »

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Saint Brigid is remembered for her generous nature and her kindness. Her special day is 1st February, the first day of spring. There is a lovely cross called St.Brigid’s cross and it is special because it is said to protect your home from evil. Long ago people always put a St.Brigid’s cross over the door… Read more »

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The Work of a Butcher The work of a Butcher can be divided into two main areas—retail and wholesale. The Retail Butcher cuts up and prepares animal carcasses for retail sales. The range of duties includes preparing cuts of meat to order, handling cash and serving at the counter. The Retail Butcher may also make… Read more »

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Note: These companies collect recyclables and then deliver them to recycling factories which costs them money, which they need to recover by charging householders. Hence the recyclables must be in their plastic bags, which you must buy. Dumping recyclables outside their premises is not on, they use CCTV to monitor their premises, and it’s a… Read more »

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Asthma is a condition where the airways narrow thus causing difficulty in getting air in and out of the lungs. The airways narrow in three ways. Tightening or spasm of the outer walls of the airways, the inner lining becomes red and swollen, excessive mucus or phlegm blocks the airways. This inflammatory process produces symptoms… Read more »

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Anois teacht an earraigh, beidh an lá dul chun síneadh, ‘s tar eis na Féile Bhríde, ardeoidh me mo sheoil. This saying is very apt for this month, the coming of Spring, the lengthening of days after St. Brigids day, we will sing aloud. So it is with us in the garden, so get those… Read more »

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According to Finnish folklore, Father Christmas dispenses with a sleigh and hitches a lift on the back of a straw goat named Ukko. Santa Claus was inspired by Saint Nichoas, a rich man who helped out a poor family by dropping sacks of gold down their chimney. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of Russia,… Read more »

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I had the pleasure of talking to a delightful lady recently who nostalgically talked about Christmas when she was a child. “Things were so different then,” she said. “We did not have what the children of today have. We worked hard when we were young. Memories of my Mother baking are still fresh in my… Read more »

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Claregalway Skin Care and Aromatherapy Clinic, Kiniska, Claregalway This Christmas if you want to look good for those Christmas parties, and no time to use the ‘sunbed’, why not cheat and use a self tanner? How to apply: Exfoliate first to remove dry dead cells on skin, that could cause patchy results, use a body… Read more »

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