Month: November 2013

Can you help to identify all the counties in Ireland?

Hi all, Those of you on facebook, I have set up a facebook group for my blog! You can find it here! Please come and see hello! I was following these posts about how Europeans were trying to identify the various states in the USA and Americans trying to identify countries in Europe, and it …

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parcelmotel.com and fatcheese.ie -shop till you drop(and get cashback whilst you are shopping)

Hello Readers, Now that Halloween has long been forgotten, Christmas is next on the shopping list. I love shopping, but as there aren’t really many shops near me, I look on-line, the choice is endless:) One of the challenges of living in Ireland, is to get cheap/free delivery ,especially from the UK. If you shop …

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Galway Science and Technology Fair 2013 & the Bodkin Roundabout

Hello Readers, So this year we headed to the Galway Science fair again, and the kids loved it. I wrote an article about it last year too and by and large, the main hall had the same familiar companies that were exhibiting the latest in science and technology. We entered our names in a few …

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Why you won’t regret learning to code

Hi all, If your kids aren’t involved yet, why not check out if there is a Coderdojo group near you, or set one up! Check out http://coderdojo.com  or  better  get involved as a mentor! If you are interested to learn to code, I am including a few resources(some courses are offered for free) that enable you to learn …

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Ryanair to add new routes from Dublin and Shannon

Hi all, I am always excited when there are airlines adding new routes, especially if it’s out of Shannon, which is on the West Coast, as although it’s (only) a 2.5 hours drive to Dublin, it’s only a 45 minutes drive to Shannon for us, so I much prefer to drive to Shannon, rather  than …

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Lycamobile – new entrant into the Irish Mobile phone market – Great offers

Hi all, I was in Galway earlier today, dropping off my mum at the bus station :(, and decided to go for a stroll into Galway City where I did some pre Christmas shopping( Debenhams were having a GREAT sale ) and made my way to Shop Street, where I wandered into Carphonewarehouse. There was …

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The Last Islandman – The Blasket Islands/ The Great Blasket

Hi Readers, I have never been to the Blasket Islands, but visited the visitor center a few times. It’s one that made a big impression on me, as it tells the story of how people lived  on the Blasket Islands, in very harsh conditions, and how eventually they all had to move off the Island, …

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Ireland’s love with tea… an overview of Irish Teas(repost)

Hello Reader I have been meaning to write about Irish tea to which I have taken a liking to over the years.. I am definately a Lyons fan, you won’t find me drinking Barry’s, I am Lyons tea all the way:) An interesting fact is that Irish people are the largest tea consumers in the …

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Computer programming in schools a step closer as junior cycle short course published for consultation/Coder Mentors needed Coderdojo Loughrea

Hi all, I came across the below Press release on http://www.irishpressreleases.ie – you can check out more press releases on  on my blog  at the bottom on the left. So it looks the government is in full swing to include a course in programming and coding, for the 12-15 age bracket, starting as early as 2014!! That’s …

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