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Beyond The BBQ - Garden Party Ideas for Summer 2019

Summer has finally arrived – who’s up for some alfresco fine dining? Outdoor eating is a great way to relax, unwind, and catch up with family and friends. Transform your outdoor area into an eatery for a “Pinterest-perfect” patio party!

So what are the latest tasty trends for outdoor eating this Summer? Big American style BBQs are out – make way for fancy fire pits, Korean style spreads and pretty pizza ovens. A lip smacking summer is on its way!

Fire Pits

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Create a fabulous focal point for your garden with a fire pit. Gather your friends and family for a communal cookout. Choose from fire pits, fire bowls, and even fire ...

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Summer Gardening Tips

Think glorious gardens are for green gurus, genius growers and prized plant people? It’s actually easier than you think to give your ‘run of the mill’ green spaces a rethink with our summer gardening tips. Our downloadable ‘how to’ print out below is sure to get blooms blossoming and bees buzzing around your garden, a perfect summer project for you and your family!

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Good ideas for a glorious garden, all summer long:

Drink Up

Worried about when to water your garden? A helpful hack is to water early in the morning when temperatures are cooler – less evaporation means the water can easily reach the roots. If you are not an e...

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Choosing Boarding Kennels for Your Pet

Holiday time is here again and it’s important to plan who will take care of your pet as you head away on your holidays! There are a couple of options to consider.

A Lending Hand

You may have a friend, neighbour, or family member who is willing to take care of your pet. Check that they realise the commitment they are taking on and that you feel satisfied that all of your pet’s needs will be met. Another option is a professional pet sitter who will stay in or visit your home, or mind your pets in their own home. Look for recommendations and references from other happy customers.

Professional Services

Boarding kennels or Pet...

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Facilitating Everyday Acts of Courage: Jack Hanratty

There is no doubt that sport at any level can have a major impact on a person’s development. This can be even more so the case when it comes to people with special needs. Helping to have an influential impact on the lives of these people is Jack Hanratty. Jack is in his 3rd year working in Allianz Ireland as a Data Analyst, whilst also lending his time coaching athletics and volunteering as a mentor in the Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs).

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Starting Out

Jack has been a coach at the Special Olympics South Dublin Sports Campus in Cheeverstown and Terenure since 2011. Volunteering first at a Special Olympics collection day...

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12 Great Irish Drives: The Causeway Coastal Route

FOR SUMMER 2019, we are partnering with TheJournal.ie to bring you the 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson travels the Causeway Coastal Route along Ireland’s northern coast, fitting in Game Of Thrones locations, a heart-stopping rope bridge and – of course – the Giant’s Causeway.

Name: The Causeway Coastal Route. Find a map of the route here.Where: Ireland’s northern coast, from Derry to  Antrim to Down.The route: Start in Derry and head north ea...

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12 Great Irish Drives: Take a Dip in the Blue Atlantic and Drive the Famous Sky Road in Connemara

For summer 2019, we are partnering with theJournal.ie to bring you 12 Great Irish Drives: the most amazing road trips in the country. Whether it’s with friends, family or by yourself these trips should give you the courage to get in the car and go explore.

This week, Paul Wilson explores Connemara, jutting out into the Atlantic along the Sky Road, with some seafood stops en route.

Name: The Connemara Loop and Sky Road. See a map of our suggested route from Galway city here, and see a close up of the Sky Road itself here.Where: Galway’s west coast.The route: From Galway, take the N59 to Maam Cross. Head onward toward Kil...

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