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A busy time for the Arts as we head into the Autumn. If you still need some sun, then check out Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light at the National Gallery.  Impressionist Sorolla earned the sobriquet Master of Light from fellow artist Claude Monet who admired his technical skill in depicting water and light. He travelled widely throughout Spain, but his breezy and vivid beach scenes of children, bathers, fisherfolk and workers remain wonderfully evocative of the Mediterranean. An extensive learning programme accompanies the exhibition. See nationalgallery.ie for more. Sculpture in Context at the National Botanic Gardens is something of a…

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Although the fashion for planting up beds and banks solely with heathers has waned, heathers still have a very valuable role to play, writes Gerry Daly Heathers happily provide a touch of colour during the winter and early spring when few other flowers oblige. And all heathers do not need to be grown on acidic soil — many erica kinds are just as happy in limy soil. As it happens, the main ericas for winter use are the lime-tolerant ones, such as Erica carnea, Erica x darleyensis and Erica mediterranea. Many named varieties of each of these species are available,…

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Dramatic, inspiring and breathtaking, explore the beauty of Kerry with a unique walking weekend at The Rose Hotel, Tralee this September Taking place over the weekend of September 27th and 28th, check in on Friday evening and on Saturday guests will join Wild Water Adventures on a guided walk with a choice of three routes – the Dingle Way (Easy 2.5 hours), Loch a Duin Valley (Moderate 4.5 hours) or Mount Brandon (Strenuous  6 hours). Take in the fascinating landscape across valleys and waterfalls and archaeological trails with stories aplenty from the expert guides. There’s even a packed lunch from…

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Congratulations to: Olivia Copeland, Tinahely & Maurice Condon, Killarney Peacockes is a family run hotel situated in Maam Cross, on the N59 main Galway City to Clifden road and provides the perfect base for visitors looking for a hotel in the heart of Connemara. Peacockes were giving away 2 nights B&B plus 1 evening meal for 2 lucky couples. Peacockes Hotel Maam Cross Connemara P: +353 (0)91 552 306 W: www.peacockes.ie

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‘Athlone was a very successful event and we’re looking forward to Galway already’ Gareth Crudden – Kingsbridge Private Hospital Over 1,000 people attended the Midlands 50 Plus Expo in the Hodson Bay Hotel on the 16th & 17th of July nearly doubling the attendance from last year. Some of the more popular attractions were appearances by Eric Knowles from the BBC Antiques Roadshow and Consumer Rights Expert, Conor Pope. Mary O’Rourke also hosted a creative writing workshop which was standing room only. Next up is the Galway 50 Plus Expo on the 3rd and 4th of September – Hope to…

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Our elderly relatives, who once cared for us, reach a stage in their own lives when they also need care and attention. And like us, they love the comforts and familiarity of home….surrounded by happy memories. In the 5 years that we have been in business, ALHomecare has placed more than 200 live-in carers all across Ireland. Our Carer Plus costs just 420 euro per week with free accommodation and food for the carer. In return, the carer sleeps in 6 to 7 nights per week and works 5 days, 7 hours per day. She is happy to do extra…

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“Get Togethers” at the Retirement Planning Council (RPCI). One of the unique features of the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland (RPCI) is that of free lifetime support. Once you have completed a course, you can contact the course leaders at any time afterwards if you have a specific issue relating to your own retirement. RPCI go a bit further. They want to “get together” with past attendees. Derek Bell, Chief Operations Officer at RPCI, explains what the “get together” initiative is all about. ‘It’s a way for the organisation to continue contact with people who have attended our courses. We…

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Missing teeth can have a huge impact on a person’s appearance and self-esteem, as well as mouth function and oral hygiene. With more and more solutions available to patients, Dr Jennifer Collins, lead general dentist at Northumberland Dental Care in Dublin 4, shares some useful tips on the benefits of dental implants. As Dr Collins explains: “Dental implants are artificial roots that can provide a permanent solution to missing teeth. The implants are embedded in the jaw, so they create a false tooth that both looks and feels real. As long as a patient is in good overall health, with…

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