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A gentle approach to your birth

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Knowledge is power and the key to a positive experience. By Aoife Lydon As a mum to be, whether this is your first or fifth baby, you want to welcome your baby into the world in the safest, most gentle way possible. Our society loves to share the scary birth stories. I believe that we…

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The facts about fats

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Fats have had a lot of bad press. As soon as people hear the word fats they automatically assume it’s bad news! Yes, this is true in the case of Trans fats (bad fats), but not in the case of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (good fats). Adding foods to your diet which are rich in these…

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Space invaders – it’s time to take action

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The visual impact of invasive species is nothing to the damage done to our countryside. By Marie Louise Heffernan There is a wave of immigrants occupying land in Connemara. They are not to be welcomed. These are plants which are not native but have escaped in this area. Some such as the Himalayan balsam and…

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Cherry pick your way to easy, peachy clafoutis

in Cliodhna Prendergast

It’s stone fruit season, with plums, peaches, nectarines, apricots and lots more in season right through to late September, writes Cliodhna Prendergast. Clafoutis is French dessert consisting, traditionally, of cherries, with a thick, flan-like batter poured over the top and oven baked. Clafoutis is a dessert that never really excited me and yet it is so much…

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Unleash the power of Magnesium

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At Evergreen, we are often asked by customers why Magnesium is such an important mineral for their health. The answer is simple: your body needs adequate levels of magnesium for optimal health and wellbeing. This essential nutrient is responsible for over 300 functions within the body. The body requires magnesium to help maintain healthy bones…

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Week-long celebration of national heritage

in Features

A variety of events take place across Connemara as part of Heritage Week later this month. This year’s celebration of Ireland’s built, natural and cultural heritage will explore ‘100 Years of Heritage’, taking a journey back through one hundred years of Ireland and discovering the lives of those who came before us. In Oughterard, a…

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