Author: Senior Times

mm

Senior Times publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of SeniorTimes LIVE! run throughout the country

For those Young at Heart, be treated to a fantastic festive afternoon of fine dining, dancing, comedy and music at family run Shamrock Lodge Hotel located in the heart of Ireland, Athlone You will be greeted with a tea/coffee reception from 12.30pm followed by a sumptuous 4 course festive dinner. Enjoy live music while dining from the fantastic Joe, Frankie and Showcase with special guest Lorraine McDonald, followed by comedy and cabaret with the hilarious Frank Forde. After dinner from 4.00pm to 6.00pm, enjoy dancing and a sing along with the wonderful Brendan Shine & his Super Band. This is…

Read More

Patients waiting over a year for test that takes six weeks in the UK Research published today by heart and stroke charity, Croí, has outlined that 80% of public hospitals do not offer GPs direct access to echocardiograms – an essential diagnostic test for heart patients. This majorly increases wait times for those seeking echocardiograms through the public system. Patients referred for an echocardiogram through a private provider wait, on average, up to one month for their test. Waiting times for those referred for the same test through the publicly-funded health system must wait at least six months and,…

Read More

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Shamrock Lodge Hotel is a family-run establishment located in the very heart of Ireland. Situated on the Left Bank Area of Athlone Town, it is a mere 8 minute walk to the beautiful River Shannon and Athlone Castle. The team at the Shamrock Lodge Hotel pride themselves in offering a unique setting with warm hospitality and excellent food. Offering the very best in hotel accommodation, the Shamrock Lodge Hotel offers 40 deluxe and superior bedrooms with garden views and balconies in some rooms and 7 unique two-bedroom suites and 4 self-catering apartments. Comfortable tones and…

Read More

Thomas “Tommy” Swarbrigg and John James “Jimmy” Swarbrigg are Irish music promoters and former pop musicians. As The Swarbriggs, they represented Ireland at the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest with “That’s What Friends Are For”. As The Swarbriggs Plus Two, with Nicola Kerr and Alma Carroll, they competed again in 1977 with “It’s Nice To Be In Love Again”. The brothers wrote both songs. They also scored numerous other top 20 chart hit singles in Ireland during the 1970s, including “Joanne” (a No. 1 hit in 1976), “Looking Through The Eyes Of A Beautiful Girl”, “If Ma Could See Me Now”, “Funny” and many more. They had over 20 top 20 Chart Entries through the 1970s, which were…

Read More

SPECSAVERS Ireland, in collaboration with Fighting Blindness, are due to launch their annual Eye Health Report on October 13th to coincide with World Sight Day. This year’s report will focus on the growing prevalence of Glaucoma, challenges it poses to the eye care sector, and measures that can be taken to mitigate these barriers to treatment and diagnoses. The report will feature expert advice and findings from medical consultants as well as Ireland’s leading optometrists. There will be a particular focus on wait times associated with eye exams and proposals on what can be done to alleviate this issue. Glaucoma is…

Read More

Garry Hughes, Executive Chef at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, is a great advocate of the BBQ  but advises that carefuly planning will save a lot of hassle and cleaning up after the flames die down I often think that September is the best month of ‘summer’. Things are that bit quieter and the weather is often the best of the year. The gardens and countryside are looking great too, especially with the leaves changing colours and apples and blackberries and lots of other fruits are ripe for the picking So I spoke to Executive Chef at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, Garry Hughes…

Read More

Déjà Vu Ireland West is a non-competitive run at a pace that will allow you to enjoy the West’s unsurpassable scenery, and give the onlookers time to wonder as the glorious cavalcade of rally machinery and supercars passes by. It takes place this year from 30th of September to the 1st of Ocotber Participants will help to support the Roscommon and Mayo Hospice, and will be based at the Knockranny House Hotel in historic Westport. The 130-mile route takes in some of the classic Circuit of Ireland and Galway International Rally stages and will climb out of Westport over the mountains…

Read More

Care Choice have a very simple philosophy, and that’s to put Residents firmly at the centre of their own care. Providing the best possible quality of life combined with the best possible care means working in tandem with Residents and families to carefully plan what that looks like for each and every individual With over 20 years of experience in nursing homes across Ireland, they have created a state-of-the-art care environment that will make you feel secure, comfortable and – most importantly – feel at home

Read More

Congratulations to Sandra Thompson and Deirdre Fallon -winners of this weeks prize of a pair of tickets to EPIC JOURNEY THROUGH IRELAND’S HISTORY AND CULTURE EPIC is the perfect destination for active retired groups. Discover 1,500 years of Irish history and explore our 20 breathtaking galleries, either at your own pace or on one of our guided tours. There’s no need to rush – you can even take a break during your visit and pop back in later if you like. Just get your ticket stamped for re-entry. There’s so much to see and do at EPIC, you’ll be…

Read More