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Being a contrary sort I have always sown my garlic in the spring time, and it’s an approach that has served me well over the years. In fact, it has worked so well that I never really saw the point of winter garlic sowing and I always felt very clever indeed for holding off until… Read more »

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Would you like to know exactly what to eat to have energy for exercise? SCCUL Enterprises are pleased to offer a free seminar on the area of Nutrition and Exercise in the SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Ballybane on Thursday October 29th at 7pm. Edel Keaveney, a qualified nutritionist and kinesiologist will present this seminar examining best practices… Read more »

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Coláiste Bhaile Chláir are delighted to offer parents a presentation on Understanding the Emotional Well Being of Teenagers by Dr Fergus Heffernan renowned Clinical Psychologist with a Masters in Family Therapy and PhD in Neuro Psychology. Dr Heffernan’s workshop is practical and offers much resources to parents of adolescents and young children. Research shows that 1… Read more »

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Style Kloset was founded in 2013. Trina Lynskey Donovan saw a niche in the market and decided to create a warm, relaxed, friendly, environment with personal advice and service to find the perfect outfit for every occasion, to suit every style and budget. Trina, who has more than 25 years’ experience, has remained true to… Read more »

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It’s a dangerous game, I learnt the hard way I sit here with a back support Popping pain killers every 4 hours It looks so mundane, so safe To the young person so damn boring But it’s not, definitely not Lying in bed the night before Thinking of tactics, of tricks, of bids Of high… Read more »

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Dear God There is something wrong with me and I need you to sort it quickly You see I like this guy but don’t know how to get his attention He is mysterious, very quiet, but hot and drives me crazy with well you know what I mean Anyhow I will surrender this to you… Read more »

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The following are some of the thoughts that came to me while reflecting in the darkness of a metal 10×20ft container recently, where I had 24 hours to think about life and some of the lessons that it has taught me so far. Inside the Container of My Head Life can be so unfair and… Read more »

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It hardly seems possible but it’s already October, and appropriately enough this week I was out in the veg patch harvesting our pumpkins and squashes. The commercial food chain hasn’t really caught on to the stunning diversity of pumpkins and squashes that can be grown and savoured. Supermarkets have a depressing reliance on the ubiquitous… Read more »

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September is one of the best gardening months of the year. Don’t be discouraged that the summer is over—your garden can still remain full of colour and life through the next season. Jobs in the garden in September September is an ideal time to reseed or to sow a new lawn using lawn seed. Kill the… Read more »

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Have a firm handshake. Look people in the eye. Sing in the shower. Own a great stereo system. If in a fight, hit first and hit hard. Keep secrets. Never give up on anybody. Miracles happen everyday. Always accept an outstretched hand. Be brave. Even if you’re not, pretend to be. No one can tell… Read more »

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Sometimes people come into our lives and we know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some purpose, whether it is to teach us a lesson or to help us figure out who we are or who we want to become. Sometimes things happen us that seem horrible, painful or unfair,… Read more »