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Entertaining the kids

The summer has rolled in and for many, this means soaking up some sun and enjoying the long evenings.  For others though, it can mean two or three long months of trying to entertain bored tots and teens. It is a fair rule of thumb that younger children have an excellent capacity to amuse themselves. […]


Ken Bruen

With a staggering number of successful works behind him, Ken Bruen’s accomplishments would make any novelist just a little more than envious. But for Ken, it’s all about his next chapter, his next book. He talks to Jo Lavelle about his recent successes and where to now. A down-to-earth and charming man, Ken’s humble nature […]

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Suzie Sullivan…Fantasies, Fairies and Beads

In the townlands of Derryaun, which means ‘Little Oakwood’, nestling in the soft hills in view of Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo, you’ll find Suzie Sullivan beavering away at making glass beads, fairies and felted landscapes, all largely inspired by her surroundings. Born in Lytham St. Anne’s in Lancashire in 1953, Suzie and her husband […]

Hillary Thompson. Picture: Keith Wiseman

My life…Hilary Thompson

Hilary Thompson has been working in the modelling industry for three decades. LIMERICKnow  caught up with Hilary to chat about the challenges that face her industry at the moment and get her style tips for this season’s trends. How did you get involved in the modelling industry? Modelling and fashion always attracted me. In my […]

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Bring Your Home Outdoors

Given the winter that we have all endured, it’s somewhat a relief to start thinking about the outdoors again. As we wait for it to warm up, we can edge closer to the outdoors and in particular, the conservatory. Here are a few ideas on how to get the most out of your conservatory. Choosing […]


Sex and the city…how it changed us

My first taste of  ‘Sex and the City’ was the ‘Tantric Workshop Episode’, back in the late 90s. Unaware of the title of the series, I’m enjoying it; it’s colourful, fast-paced, smart, witty. The women are beautiful, fabulous clothes. Next scene, the girls are at the workshop where a woman is demonstrating on an old […]

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Fashionable Blogging

Fashion blogging has been quietly bubbling under the mainstream fashion scene for quite some time now, but of late it seems that anyone worth their fashion salt has gotten themselves their very own fashion blog. I too have hopped on the blogging bandwagon; posting my ‘looks’ on the ‘collective fashion conscious’ that is Lookbook. This […]

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Shop for your shape

We all have parts of our bodies we love and parts we’d rather hide. That should be the bottom line when shopping. Forget about getting caught up in the hard and fast rules and start looking at the shape of your clothes more closely. If your figure is pretty much straight up and down, then […]

Sarah Healy


Fashion and art collided recently with some interesting results in the form of FASHIOnATION. This photographic collaboration is the brainchild of the Visual Communication final year students at Limerick School of Art and Design who took a college project and turned it into one of the city’s most exciting exhibitions to date. Twenty-nine students from […]


Artist of the month…Isabelle Gaborit

A deceptively utilarian-looking old Mill building in Corrandulla is home to French-born artist Isabelle Gaborit. She lives with her husband and three-year-old daughter, Anú, in one of the four-storey apartments in the Mill – and is young enough for her knees not to feel the effects of all those stairs! Mine aren’t. Isabelle tucked her […]