Emo Court, County Laois

The Heart of Summer – Review

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The Heart of Summer The Heart of Summer is a series of three poetry events, brought to the public by Poetry Ireland, in association with...

One Wedding, One Day-Trip, One Olympic Ceremony

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I'm just back from a trip home to Wales where I attended the wedding of a close friend, took a day-trip to Hay-on-Wye and experienced 'spectating gold' by watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony!
Mumbles Lighthouse

Dylan Thomas and a Swansea Silver Wedding

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I'm just back from a heartwarming trip to my hometown of Swansea, where I caught up with family, dipped my toe into the Dylan Thomas Centenary Celebrations, and ate a ridiculous amount of food!
The World's Biggest Bowl of Porridge being created at Waterford Harvest Festival 2012

Harvest Festival: Crafty Foodie Heaven

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When I was 12 years old a Harvest Festival meant a meagre scraping together of tangerines, potatoes and a tin of beans. Items would be deposited at the front of the school hall by each bewildered child, wondering why they had to part with their lunch. Many years later Waterford has shown me exactly what a Harvest Festival should mean.

Last Minute Christmas!

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It's nearly Christmas!  Cue demented 'Slade' like roar (indicating blind panic).  You see, I'm having trouble prioritising at the moment.  I've got a Christmas...

Diamonds are a Queen’s Best Friend

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee is upon us (in fact it has been for the last four days), talk about making the most of an occasion! Despite the enthusiasm of the British public I do wonder if it's a case of 'God Save the Queen' or 'Thank God for an extra Bank Holiday'.
Finding the perfect wedding shawl.

Christenings, Weddings and a Special Anniversary

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Christenings and Weddings - two of the purest, most joyous occasions we celebrate. How lucky am I to have a christening to attend this Saturday and a wedding to go to in two weeks time? Very lucky, but slightly tortured by multiple fashion dilemmas . . .
The Armoury Cafe, Glencree

Pascale Petit & Paul Durcan at The Shaking Bog – Review

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To be surrounded by mountains is to be held in a green, sloping hug . . .  Those were my feelings en...
Boats in Schull Harbour.

Schull and The Harvest Moon Festival

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My husband and I don't go out that often, as we live in the countryside. But we do love live music and had been talking about going to West Cork for a couple of years. When I saw that the 'Harvest Moon Festival' was taking place in Schull, I thought 'Hey, this is our excuse!'