Why do we use baby-speak to talk to our pets?
"Ohhhhh, look at yoooooou. Aren't you gooorgeouuus."
Tom Houlihan, Teagasc Forest Advisor Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in timber harvests and as forests approach harvesting stage, a range of queries arise for owners in relation to optimising returns from their forests.
Naturally Healthy - Clair Whitty Are you training for a marathon? I ran a half-marathon once with my sister. It nearly killed us. We were last in after having to stop half way through, we have the print out with our names on it to remind us!
Naturally Healthy with Clair Whitty September is a time when we think about losing weight and getting active. There are many ways to go about losing weight .But I think that if we have everything - and I mean everything - in moderation and stop worrying about dieting, we can achieve our ideal weight. After all...
Life Skills with Emily Hurley-Wilkinson 'My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened' - Michael De Montaigne.
Andrew Collyer's Practical Gardening There is no rest for the wicked. Having taken a relaxing couple of weeks thinking my garden might well do the same I'm back out there, nose to the grindstone and shoulder to the wheel.
Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer Heritage Week in County Cork, in this the Centenary Year, has been a great success. Dozens of events have already taken place to date with many more to follow and despite the inclement weather last weekend many events were very well attended. Indeed, during the week it is hard to pick which events to attend when there is such a great variety on offer, but it seems that across the board, the events have been excellent.
I was born in 1958 and grew up in James St Mitchelstown. My brother Tom came into this world in 1960. Mammy was forty when she had me and forty two when she had Tom.
Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer Heritage Week 2016 takes place from Saturday August 20 - 28 and promises to be a wonderful week in the County of Cork, with Mid and North Cork looking to fare extremely well in terms of the range and number of events on offer.
• Symptoms usually appear about 10-days after exposure and include irritability, a runny nose, conjunctivitis (red eyes) and a fever that comes and goes. These last two to four days and can often be mistaken for a cold.
Boots Ireland and the Irish Cancer Society have launched their fourth year of Boots 5K Night Walks for Night Nurses, taking place nationwide from the last week in August through to the first week in September. The Cork walk will take place on September 7.
Last Saturday the four All-Ireland Semi Finalists certainly built up the suspense, keeping us on tenterhooks from start to finish. The excitement of extra time in both games proved to be a talking point from many GAA fans on the Sunday, particularly when the hurling...
'What made us dream that he could comb grey hair'. This line from W.B. Yeats poem "In memory of Major Robert Gregory" ran through my mind as I drove for lunch to "Loughanna House," on the invitation of the daughter of that same Major Gregory. Mrs. Catherine (Gregory) Kennedy now in her mid eighties had lived for almost 40 years near Kilbehenny, just outside Mitchelstown.
Conor Nelligan, County Heritage Officer Cork is a county of vast history and heritage, and given a coastline of over 1,000 kilometres from Youghal in the east to Allihies in the west, we are certainly not short on maritime heritage.
Our View The Olympics are well and truly underway, an opportunity for us all to marvel at the spirit, endeavour and mind-blowing capability and resourcefulness of the human soul. The culmination of many months and years of preparation, early mornings and inordinate lengths of time spent in isolation from family and friends is, seemingly, the acceptable price for success in the pursuit of Olympic glory.
The preparation is done. It's all for this day, this battle. It can't be for nothing, it just can't. Let's give it everything and see how it goes…Hang on, what is going on?
Life Skills with Emily Hurley-Wilkinson There was an important job to be done and everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure that somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but nobody did. Somebody got angry about that because it was everybody's job. Everybody knew that anybody could do it, but nobody realized that somebody wouldn't do it. And so it ended up that everybody blamed somebody because nobody actually asked anybody!
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