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Saturday 24 June 2017

Get ahead for Christmas, parents, with first-ever Toy Show Experience

The first-ever Toy Show Experience takes place at the Convention Centre Dublin during the mid-term break on November 4-6. With more than 6,000 square metres of toys for children of all ages, the Toy Show Experience will have all the top toy retailers, children's entertainment, special appearances by Jedward, Puss In Boots and Peppa Pig and a Toy Hospital.

During the show, children will have the opportunity to try out all the latest toys (and old favourites) which will give parents enormous help in sorting out that all-important letter to Santa in plenty of time!

Parents can avoid the last-minute panic and rush by going along to an event like this, the children can actually try out the toys in question and then the parents can discreetly order (at discount) if they wish or at least they will know in plenty of time what to get.

A recent report by Deloitte Touche on how much Irish parents spend on toys for their children indicates that our rate is higher than a lot of other countries. The Toy Show Experience uniquely allows children to engage and play with the toys so they can decide what they really want rather than buying something from a catalogue.

Finally, there is a special needs section at the show called Special Toys for Special Children. There will be a sensory area in the show which allows all children to engage and be included in the fun of the show.

Three Amigos play around Ireland

The Three Amigos -- Jimmy Buckley, Robert Mizzell and Patrick Feeney are back by popular demand this November for a series of special shows around Ireland.

They are bringing their popular sound to the following venues this November: Monday, November 21 -- Salthill Hotel, Galway; Tuesday, November 22 -- Hotel Kilmore, Cavan; Wednesday, November 23 -- Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone; Sunday, November 27 -- National Concert Hall, Dublin. Tickets are on sale now.

Dun Laoghaire Club becomes company

The 101st annual general meeting of The Dun Laoghaire Club has voted overwhelmingly in favour of forming itself into a company limited by guarantee.

For the past century, the club has thrived in the sea-port town but despite owning an extensive property in the town centre and organising numerous events, it has never enjoyed a legal entity.

Family Mediation service book launch

The Family Mediation Service celebrates its first 25 years with the launch of a new book Mediation in Focus: a Celebration of Twenty Five Years of the Family Mediation Service, edited by Delma Sweeney and Mary Lloyd.

This book will be launched in the College of Surgeons by Geoffrey Shannon, Family Law Expert, on November 7.

Exhibition captures soul of a woman

'Woman -- Body, Mind and Soul' is the theme of an art and photography exhibition in New Street Restaurant, Thurles, Co Tipperary, from Thursday, November 3.

Local photographer Brid Ryan and artists Anne O'Connell, Catriona O'Connor and Regina Dorney feature in the exhibition.

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