Katleen Bonjean

Mum, blogger, Belgian, linguist, living in Ireland since 1993. I take a keen interest in business,small business and technology, how it creates jobs opportunities in Ireland. This blog is about following the trends in job creation, where those jobs are advertised, and what's involved to make Ireland( like myself) your new home. I am based in the West of Ireland. Twitter: @ecotreasure FB: workinglivingtravellinginireland

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COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dear Readers!We are now at #day5 since the announcement that schools, universities and childcare facilities are to be closed until March 29th! Since yesterday, also all pubs and bars are closed and mass is celebrated online. Grocery shops, chemists, some Take Aways and some hotels remain open, and people are encouraged to stay indoors and …

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Local Delivery & Take Away in the #burrenlowlands

Hi all, ++ for an up-to-date-list, please check my newest blog post ++ We are now #day3 since the government announced school closures and we are all adjusting to a new reality of washing hands, elbow and foot shaking and social distancing and the odd winking:) You have probably done some shopping and are preparing …

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Gort Railway Station 150th Anniversary 15th of September 1869-2019

Hi all, Welcome to my blog! Today’s article is about the Gort Railway Station. The Railway Station was first opened in 1869, and as this year is 2019, it’s the 150th anniversary! I volunteer at the Kiltartan Gregory Museum, and to learn more about Lady Gregory, Yeats, and local history, I read a book written …

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Walking the Flaggy Shore

Belated Happy New Year! If this is the first time you are visiting my blog, I have started to document cycles and walks in and around the Burren Lowlands. so far I have documented Gort’s mini Greenway, Gort’s Golden Mile, Mary’s walk in Peterswell. This time I headed out to nearby Co. Clare to walk …

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Mini- Greenway & Gort’s Golden Mile

My last post covered a little treasure in Gort, which I aptly called Gort’s Mini-Greenway. As it happens, this Greenway also connects to Gort’s Golden Mile, making it a loop.. Yes… I think many of you will take note, as who doesn’t like a looped walk/cycle  ( followed by cake I hear you ask?). So …

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Exploring Gort’s mini-greenway

Hello all, Did you know Gort has its very own greenway ? A friend of mine mentioned there is a safe way to cycle from Gort to Coole Park. This was totally new to me, and until then I had never known about it. So I set out to find out. I have called it …

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Cheapest way of sending a parcel from Ireland to the UK?

Hello all, Halloween came and went, and the shops are ramping up for their busy Christmas season. This means the shopping season has well and  truly started, but do you know what will be the cheapest way of sending a parcel from Ireland to the UK? Let me share my findings, saving you time( and …

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