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 […]


Tried and Tested – Glimmer & Glow

If you’re looking for the ultimate facial treat this month, then it’s got to be ESPA’s Glimmer & Glow. If you like your facial firm and luxurious, while also nourishing your skin, then this is for you. Start off with an in-depth skin analysis, which shows just how your skin’s doing on the day, be […]


The Other Side of New York

Heading to New York over Christmas, and looking for something unique? Brooklyn is a fantastically diverse area to explore and experience the relaxed vibe that can exist in New York. Try to make it your base from which to explore uptown and the east village…shopping here is vintage, retro chic with cool children’s shops and […]


The Charm Behind the Charms

Paul Costelloe chats to Jo Lavelle about his new jewellery range, his love for women, and where he’s going next. From designing for women, to producing his own homewares collection for Dunnes Stores and designing jewellery, Paul pretty much has it all covered. The next thing is menswear, which will launch later this year. Judging […]

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A Year of Hope

After being diagnosed with breast cancer, and experiencing the dedication and care of the staff at the Mid-West Regional Hospital, Alice O’Farrell took it upon herself to raise some much-needed funds for the new Symptomatic Breast Unit. Alice came up with the idea of gathering a group of well-known Limerick personalities to produce a glamorous […]


Tell Tales

It is one of those wild and windy mornings in Salthill. I have just about made it inside the door of a café overlooking the choppy sea. Waiting inside in the welcome warmth is Laois man Colm Muldowney. This is the Headford-based historian who is offering people the chance to document their family history in […]


The Dirty Business of Defriending

When I was a teenager I had new friends, old friends, good friends, best friends, and on-the-cusp friends. Some of those friendships are still part of my life, others faded, and some of them imploded in tears and accusations. I thought then that when I grew up this kind of schoolgirl melodrama would be a […]


What it’s like to be BROKE!

I grew up in a middle class family, one that was poor enough not to have a second car or fancy holidays abroad, yet comfortable enough that we were never left wanting for any of the essentials such as good practical shoes, school books or hideous padded polyester anoraks. We did go on holidays, but […]