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Be Winter Ready Campaign 2021/2022

The 2021/2022 ‘Be Winter Ready’ Campaign launched on 17 November 2021. This page provides a number of sources for up-to-date information on transport services and roads during severe weather. For…

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Nollaig na mBan – Women’s Christmas is celebrated in Ireland today!

January 6 is a special day in Ireland when we celebrate the women who worked so tirelessly during the holiday period. Nollaig na mBan (pronunciation Null-ug na Mon), which can…

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9 Fun Facts About Turkeys

Learn why John James Audubon described the Wild Turkey as “one of the most interesting of the birds indigenous to the United States of America.” After reading these facts, you’re sure to…

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Top 10 Gifts for You and Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season

This festive season will be unlike any other… unless other holiday season’s you’ve had to quarantine, can’t travel and the thought of a pint in a pub is a mere…

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Peter Pan Cork at the Cork Opera House

Aviva and Cork Opera House are proud to announce our 2019 Panto – the swashbuckling and magical story of Peter Pan. Thursday 28 November 2019 – Sunday 19 January 2020€27.50,…

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Mulled Wine Recipe

Ingredients: – 1 lemon, unwaxed if possible – 1 large orange, or two mandarin oranges – 4 dozen cloves, approx. – 170g (6oz) brown sugar – 2 sticks cinnamon – 2–3 star anise (optional) – 1 bottle…

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Helix Panto ‘The Three Musketeers’ Fri 22nd Nov – Sun 19th Jan

TheatreworX is back with this year’s Helix Panto ‘The Three Musketeers’. With all the wit, magic and fun that our audiences have come to expect from our hilarious panto!  TheatreworX…

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Strange Christmas food facts

For many of us, the biggest day of the holiday season is Christmas, and after all the presents are opened, that day’s main event usually involves food. We bet that…

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How to make German hazelnut Christmas cookies

These German hazelnut Christmas cookies are easy to make & look and taste great, with a delicious flavoring from the hazelnut. I mentioned before that I have been lucky enough…

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Preparing for a successful Christmas dinner

1. Think practically Before you plan your menu, consider the size of your oven and the size and amount of tins, pans and hob space you need. A large turkey…

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Bored of Turkey? Alternative Christmas Dinner Ideas

Key to every Christmas is a delicious perfectly stress-free dinner that will allow you to spend more time with your family and friends. And if you are tired of having…

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Explained: The science behind Christmas

Christmas is a heady brew of family, religion, myth, spectacle, presents, cooking, stress and the supernatural. We cast a scientific eye over what can often be a bit of an…

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Weird and Wonderful Christmas Food Traditions From Around the World

Christmas food traditions vary widely across the world and no two families sit down to the exact same meal. Each household has a different way of celebrating Christmas, and while…

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How To Make Homemade Eggnog

Eggnog is the type of drink that people either love or really really hate. It’s rich, creamy, and, well, egg-y. We fall into the camp of people who love it….

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Why do we kiss under the mistletoe?

When we think of Christmas, lots of traditions spring to mind like holly wreaths, Christmas trees, presents and Father Christmas coming to visit. One of the perhaps more unusual traditions…

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10 Things to Do in Dublin this Christmas

All over the city Christmas lights sparkle, artisan pop-up markets emerge, and carollers and buskers fill the winter air with merry sounds. Festive traditional events abound alongside more modern celebrations…

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31 Facts You Didn’t Know About Christmas

Tis the season to be…well informed. We all love Christmas, but how much do any of us actually know about why Christmas is the way it is? Here are 31…

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Christmas events 2018: Your guide to pantos, concerts, festivals and more around Ireland

PANTOMIMES AND THEATRE BELFAST Alice The Musical New musical version of Lewis Carroll’s topsy-turvy masterpiece by Paul Boyd. Lyric Theatre, Ridgeward Street Until Jan 5 £12.50/17.50 048-90381081 lyrictheatre.co.uk The Elves…

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Best Christmas Markets in Ireland

More and more Christmas Markets are popping up around Ireland every year, from small and kitschy village fairs to hipster craft shopping experiences. Here’s our list of the best around…

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Top 10 winter destinations in Europe

Winter comes in many guises in Europe, in the polar north there’s serious snow and sunless weeks, while you’ll find lingering sunshine in the mild Mediterranean, and cosy cafe culture…

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A Simple Recipe for Mulled Wine

Last December you might have stared into the bottom of a steaming wine glass wondering what those bits were that turned a cheap, neglected bottle of merlot into warm liquid…

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The 12 Pubs Of Christmas

The 12 pubs of Christmas has become quite the tradition in Ireland over the years with groups of friends dressing up in festive attire and becoming more than merry by…

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How to Beat the Winter Blues

If you had forgotten we were in the throes of Winter. Positioned high in the northern hemisphere, Ireland has particularly dark and dull winters, some days passing by with hardly…

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A quarter of shoppers to go to Northern Ireland for Christmas deals

ALMOST A QUARTER of Irish shoppers are planning to cross the border to take advantage of a weak sterling, according to a new study. A poll from Irish business and…

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