We Can’t Produce Apples in Ireland So the Supermarkets Are Laden with Apples From South Africa, New Zealand and France

Our supermarkets are laden with apples from South Africa, New Zealand and France because we cannot produce good apples in Ireland. To disprove this fallacy drop into the farm shop at Con Traas’ apple farm between Cahir and Clonmel where you are surrounded by 40 acres of the finest, blemish-free apples and plums hanging heavily […]

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Compass Club Programme of Forest Adventure, Make Your Child Turn Off Their Nintendo DS

Many children are crazy about Nintendo DS or iPad, however, it’s harmful to play it in such a long time. Why don’t we bring our children for outside camping? With an increasing awareness of ‘stranger danger’ and the ever-growing relevance of technology to everyday life, parents could be forgiven for believing that their kids are […]

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Capmping Area : Living rent-free on Ireland’s Waterways

Camping is an activity that everyone can take part in. That was Sam Field Corbett’s theory when he wrote to the then minister for the environment Alan Kelly last year, suggesting that a 960-bed cruise ship berthed in Dublin Port could be a better way to approach the accommodation crisis than modular housing. He had […]

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Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near Lahinch for Camping

This article will introduce the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm near Lahinch. Smith is Ireland’s premier big-wave surfer who introduced the world to the Aileen’s wave off the Cliffs of Moher. He is transitioning from the lucrative realm of professional surfing to growing organic vegetables on a CSA farm. But what exactly is a CSA? At […]

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Approaching 60 and wanting a change, and then we moved to weird and wonderful Portland

The plane descended upon a million sparkling lights, each one potentially ready to shine into our lives. All was new and unfamiliar as we stepped forth into the great Pacific north-west. Oregon’s state motto is we “We Love Dreamers”. Myself and my wife Eileen dreamt of a new life, so in 2011 we moved from […]

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Give teens a break this summer – Loitering without intent

It is especially the case at this time of year, when teenagers are highly visible hanging around in groups on the streets, in parks and shopping centres or, weather permitting, on the beaches. Just the sight of a huddle of hoodies is enough to send people scuttling across the road or prompt security guards to […]

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