There’s Something About Laura

She was a highlight of the Electric Picnic this year and is fast becoming one of Ireland’s biggest Indie music stars. Stella Meehan caught up with Laura Sheeran to talk musical collaborations, growing up in Galway and her cousin Ed. As a first cousin of one of the world’s biggest pop stars, you might be […]


Greek Haven of Hydra Offers Escape From Reality

By Aoibheann McNamara   This is my third trip to the island of Hydra, a Greek island two hours by boat from Athens. It is a small island with no cars – just donkeys and lots of cats. It is a perfect place for children where they can feel free. It is also ideal for […]

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Eating Light

Have you ever been curious to find out how slim, healthy people stay slim and healthy? Aoibheann McNamara shows us how it’s done. I have done it all. Week long fasting, colonics, food combining, ayurvedic analysis, chewing techniques, eating for blood types, high level vitamin supplements, liver flushes. You name it, I have tried it. […]

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Charity Champions

Volunteering has long been part and parcel of Irish culture. We’re a giving bunch, whether it’s checking on an elderly neighbour or standing outside the local church in the wilds of winter, bucket in hand collecting for the latest community project. Gráinne McMahon meets ten ladies who are giving something back to the community, both […]

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The Book Club Bash

The Book Club Bash I’ve promised myself never to join a book club. Never again, that is. Now this may seem odd coming from a person with an obsession for reading. Thing is though, I’ve discovered that book clubs are not really about reading books, are they? My first book club was on foot of […]

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A new sensation…

A record deal with music giants Universal, an appearance on TV3 and over 100,000 views on YouTube – those are just some of the things that Limerick’s newest pop sensation, Raquel Rocca, has achieved in a few short months. Raquel was introduced to the world of show business early in life, attending Spotlight Stage School […]

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Not Just Romance – Love Of My Life

There is one time of year when everything turns heart-shaped. Think of February, and one thing comes to mind; Valentine’s Day and all its’ trimmings – from passionate encounters to romantic rendezvous to simply celebrating the one that you love. And showing that loving appreciation doesn’t have to be for a partner; Gráinne McMahon meets […]


Weight Loss Wonders

A New You It’s that time of year again when we vow to kick all the bad habits and lead generally healthier, happier lifestyles. Of course, if we manage to shed a few of the Christmas pounds in the process, even better! So are 2011’s health trends weight loss wonders or simply fitness fads? The […]


Tried and Tested – Reader Offer

Relax and Unwind at The Square Spa & Health Club at Hotel Meyrick.  It is one of the city’s leading urban escapes, located in the heart of Eyre Square. Members can avail of cardio fitness equipment, Weight Management area, Outdoor Canadian Hot Tub, Jacuzzi, Steam Room, Monsoon Shower, Hydrotherapy Bath and Relaxation Room. The luxurious […]


Lodge Luxury

Stuck for something to do over the holidays? Then take a trip out to the beautiful Lisloughrey Lodge and indulge in some beauty treats that will leave you rested and perfectly pampered. The Lisloughrey treatment rooms use the exotic Sundari products, created by supermodel and yoga enthusiast, Christy Turlington. The treatments are exceptionally gentle and […]