Author: Senior Times

Senior Times publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of The 50 Plus Show run throughout the country

Although travel news in general continues to be grim, if you have ever considered spending an extended stay on the Costa del Sol in the Winter months, now may be a great opportunity to do that! We recently spoke to Mark Wardell, General Manager of the popular Irish-owned Sunset Beach Club hotel, to ask about the plans for the upcoming months. “Firstly and most importantly we will be open for the whole Winter period. Obviously we are expecting a much quieter season than usual, and the ambience at Sunset Beach Club is more subdued than we are accustomed to because…

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Following the success of the launch edition of the Senior Times Classical Collection podcast, in association with Naxos Music, a second edition has been released – with over three hours of great music! This edition features works by Mendelssohn, Gilbert & Sullivan, Schubert,  Ravel, Mozart, Smetana, Bruch, Haydn, Strauss, Bizet, Delibes, Chopin, Brahms, Donizetti, Beethoven, Boccherini, Handel, Hummel,  Richard Strauss and Johann Strauss. 4,300 listens and growing! There’s something to suit all tastes: symphonies, concertos, opera, ballet, waltzes and much more

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A Dundalk scientist is using his diagnoses with MS as a child and a lifetime of nutritional research to launch a new immunity plant product for the Irish market  Conor’s quest for nutritional knowledge comes from his experiences of suffering with MS as a child. After waking one morning with a strange sensation along his entire left hand side, he was put under the microscope in the Dublin Hospital. ‘Over a period of 2 weeks  I slept for 15-20 hours each day – my physical strength was gone to the point where I had almost total paralysis on one side.…

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Dental Implant Treatments in Ireland – The Problem With Wearing Dentures Up to 18% of adults aged 54 and older report having no natural teeth, that’s one in six! Most of these people are wearing dentures. Denture wearers can have difficulties with everyday activities like eating, laughing and speaking. Additionally, missing teeth can cause issues with self-confidence and embarrassment and can keep people from smiling and laughing. Smile In A Day: The Permanent Solution To Wearing Dentures 3Dental offer a range of permanent dental implant solutions that can alleviate many of the problems associated with dentures. “Dental implants produce a…

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Singer, songwriter and Irish musician and the lead singer with the Hothouse Flowers, Liam Ó Maonlaí has joined the SeniorTimes Podcast Series.  Liam will be speaking to some of Ireland’s most influential musicians on the Irish scene today Episode 1 Liam Ó Maonlaí meets Composer and Fiddle player Charlie Lennon Charlie Lennon is one of the most prolific living Irish tune composers and he has also written some ambitious large scale works with orchestras. He was named TG4 Composer of the Year in 2006. He has published a book of tunes Musical Memories. A second book is to…

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Former President Mary McAleese has described a new “momentum growing” in favour of full equality of LGBTI people and women in the Catholic Church – a momentum which is essential to the Catholic Church’s survival In a podcast interview with presenter Mary Kennedy released on the Senior Times Podcast Series former President McAleese castigated the church’s previous treatment of both women and gay people. However, coming just days after Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions, McAleese added: “I think that there is a momentum growing now. I feel the wheels of a momentum growing. I’m…

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Further to the country’s move to Level 5 restrictions from today, Kennys Bookshop in Galway are continuing to process and ship online orders made via Kennys.ie Kennys offer free delivery in Ireland on all books, with new and secondhand books from less than €5, including new releases and all the latest bestsellers  available on www.kennys.ie. Orders for items form The Kenny Gallery will also be processed – artworks can be viewed online at www.thekennygallery.ie and any queries directed to art@kennys.ie. As a retail outlet that operates an online ordering system, Kennys can process online orders from the warehouse while adhering…

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To coincide with Mary Kennedy’s latest Senior Times Podcast where she talks to award winning novelist, short story writer and playwright Christine Dwyer Hickey, Senior Times are giving away signed copies of both ‘Tatty’ and ‘The Narrow Land’ Christine has published 8 novels, one short story collection and a full-length play. Her latest novel The Narrow Land is the 2020 winner of the Walter Scott Prize and the inaugural winner of The Dalkey Literary Prize 2020. Her novel Tatty is the Unesco Dublin One City One Book for 2020. Christine also supports a project called “Silent Voices,” which helps…

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Mary Kennedy first podcast interview features the renowned, funny and enduring character that is best-selling novelist, Patricia Scanlan. In this series Mary interviews a range of Irish women writers as diverse as , Christine Dwyer Hickey, Sheila O’Flanagan, Liz Nugent and Cathy Kelly. Other interesting and innovative writers include Mary McAleese, Roisin Meaney and Rachael English, who all have had hugely accomplished careers in other fields. To celebrate the new series we are giving someone the chance to win a signed copy of her latest novel All you have to do is answer the following question. Name Patricia’s first published…

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In the next issue of SeniorTimes (on newsstands the 12th of November) Lorna Hogg talks to former State Pathologist Dr Marie Cassidy. We profile Author John Banville and Mary O’Rourke shares her thoughts on life during lockdown. Plus Bridge tuition with Michael O’Loughlin, Creative writing with Eileen Casey, golfing nostalgia with Dermot Gileece and much more. You can subscribe you SeniorTimes HERE

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