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

It’s autumn – time to think of cardigans and thick tights. In arts terms, it’s theatre time with Dublin Fringe Festival planning a city wide take over. In a strong and eclectic programme there is genuinely something for everyone. Among the myriad options are:  A Holy Show by Janet Moran and presented by Mermaid Arts Centre,  a new comedy about the 1981 hijacking of an Aer Lingus plane by an ex-Trappist monk with a bottle of water as his weapon, the Pope as his nemesis, and a burning desire to know the third secret of Fátima ; Shame by Pom Boyd…

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Maretta Dillon chats with Kevin Kenny who has a background in corporate sales and marketing having worked for 25 years in big companies in Ireland and the UK. In 2002, he decided to leave the corporate world but wasn’t quite ready to leave work altogether. So, he became a business coach. Kevin defines training as telling people what to do. Coaching is about helping them to do what they want to do rather than just giving them information. It’s that thought process that underlies the new Start Your Own Business Course led by Kevin at the Retirement Planning Council of…

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Maretta Dillon chats with Irish wildlife cameraperson and television presenter, Colin Stafford-Johnson, one of the world’s most acclaimed and internationally awarded filmmakers. His shows include: Secret Life of the Shannon; Wild Ireland, Edge of the World; Living the Wildlife and Wild Ireland. Colin began his career filming tigers in India earning acclaim and respect for his fascinating portrait of one tiger – Broken Tail. Tell me about Living A Wild Life tour. What’s it all about? On the night there will be a chat for an hour with lots of film clips that I have taken over the years. I…

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Nestled in the majestic green hills of the Irish countryside, Creacon Wellness Retreat is an award winning destination for self-care, relaxation and rejuvenation. Specialising in services that balance and revitalise your entire being – spirit, mind, and body -Creacon offers locals, guests and visitors a serene environment with a range of wellness service.  Creacon Wellness Retreat believes in a 360 degree approach to wellness and has a variety of packages and retreats that focus on that belief with gorgeous accommodation, nutritious meals and classes all as part of your retreat. The retreats run all year round with no specific dates so…

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Planting twenty acres of forestry in Ireland should generate an annual return of 4.7% income tax free cash for 15 years (paid for by the Department of Agriculture) after which intermittent income is generated through thinning your forest for another 15 years before harvesting your commercial tree crop and cashing in your investment. The realistic net return generated over the thirty years it will take for your forest to mature is between 4.5 to 5% per annum. Compared to the run-of-the mill investments this roughly equates to a gross return of 7% to 7.5%  and compared to current bank deposit…

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Discover the unique character and natural wonders of Iceland on this unforgettable holiday. Known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice,’ there aren’t many places in the world which can boast such contrasting dramatic landscapes as Iceland. This truly amazing destination is home to the fantastic city of Reykjavík, as well as numerous natural wonders and stunning scenery. From the world-famous Blue Lagoon to spouting geysers, glaciers and fjords, Iceland is an enchanting country just waiting to be explored. It is one of few places in the world where it is possible to see the amazing Aurora Borealis or Northern…

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Once upon a time, everyone retired at 65 – those who were lucky enough to have a job anyway. Now, not so much. The proportion of older workers, particularly those who want to work beyond what was the traditional retirement age of 65 is forecast to grow significantly in the future. As a society, we are getting older and living longer. It is estimated that by 2055 there will be 2.3 million people of working age in Ireland but about 4.9 million pensioners. It is a big challenge to meet their pension expectations. In Ireland, many people do not have…

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87 year Old Malahide Man Wins Captains Prize On His 57th Attempt! On his 57th attempt, Oliver O’Farrell, better known as Ollie who celebrates his 87th birthday on July 9th won Jim McMahons’ Captain’s Prize last Saturday 30th June. Playing of a handicap of 32, Oliver who was Club President in 1991 now plays in a buggy, having had 2 hips and one knee replaced! Having shot 38 in the qualifier and another 38 on the final day, and playing in the 2nd last 3 ball, Oliver’s 76 was hailed the winning score once the final 3 ball finished.  Oliver…

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There is something unique about walking in your own forest – firstly it is yours and that territorial feeling of looking at your trees and feeling the undergrowth beneath your feet is difficult to describe. Studies by UCD and the HSE have shown that natural forest environments promote a sense of wellbeing significantly improving mood and sleep quality. Coupled with owning your own forest is the issue of leaving a growing lasting legacy that will produce revenue and enjoyment for your children and grandchildren and beyond. Leaving aside the societal benefits of forestry from carbon sequestration, flood prevention, reducing soil…

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