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The Recovery College South East and the Kilkenny & Carlow Education and Training Board hosted a wonderful celebratory evening in Langton’s Set Theatre on Wednesday 11th June. Ten hardworking students were presented with their Certificates on completion of the QQI Level 5 Minor Award, Personal Effectiveness and Recovery in Mental Health. There to present the …

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What happens when we die? It’s a question all of us wanted answered and that the world’s religions have attempted to resolve since the dawn of time. Colm Keane, author of thirty previous books, including several on the subject of Near Death Experiences (NDEs), tackles this great mystery in his latest book Journey’s End. His …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Looking after my eyesight has been on my mind as I have noticed changes in my vision. I get regular check-ups so I know everything is ok medically. However, I have started to squint and frown more, in particular when reading or on the computer. My eyes are definitely getting tired more …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST Pets reduce anxiety: Studies have shown that playing with animals, even just for five minutes, helps fight stress hormones. This makes having a pet, particularly one you can engage with physically, a powerful aid for anxiety sufferers. Cats and dogs v depression: Serotonin and dopamine, the body’s own calming and pleasure …

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Doolin Ferry Co. ‘Cruise Company of the Year Ireland’, has set sail for the summer season, with their state-of-the-art ferries operating once again from Doolin Pier to the Aran Islands. Passengers can also opt to board a Cliffs of Moher cruise, or the thrilling Seafari experience, which was introduced in 2021. With the popularity of …

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A lot of Irish tourists who visit New York City to see family or just explore the Big Apple expect to pay a little more for things in the city that never sleeps. And most travellers have at least one story where they have paid a ridiculous amount of money for a stale sandwich or …

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By Ned Egan Dust. We are surrounded by it. ‘Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, if God doesn’t get you, the Divil must,’ we used to sing at school playtime. There’s a great book called ‘A Handful of Dust.’ Then there is the dust of our ancestors, dead and gone. The dust of a thousand …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR Income protection is the most tax efficient means to provide an income should you become ill or have an accident and be unable to earn. Who would pay for your mortgage, gas, electric, phone, food, children’s education, car payments, holidays, insurance, pension, home repairs etc, if your income dried up …

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AS I SEE IT MARIANNE HERON The thing about working as a journalist is that you spend lots of time trying to have bright ideas about things to write about. Some of the ideas may not be so bright and are likely to shot down by critical editors with remarks like: “People don’t want to …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS There I was, barely knee-high, struggling to put on my underpants on a bitterly cold winter’s morn, crouched down over the one-bar electric fire. And then walking to school, in short trousers, my knees exposed and eventually chapped. That was the norm back then. At night my dear …

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