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Why Are So Many Irish People Switching To A Vegan Diet?

By Zuzanna Piasek May 16, 2018 (No)
Lately nearly everyone and their dog has been turning vegan and you may be wondering why? Is this just something that’s on trend or are there actual reasons why people are changing their eating habits? Today we are going to look at why the Vegan diet has become so popular in recent times and speak about all of the different benefits of vegan eating. What is Veganism? The vegan diet is an extension of being a vegetarian. Vegans do not consume any animal products; this includes dairy, meat and honey. Veganism has been spoken about at length over the years in documentaries such as Cowspiracy, What the Health and Forks […]

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Kilkenny

By Tahlia Peppard May 10, 2018 (No)
As most of you know, Kilkenny is a province of Leinster in our little modest country. Kilkenny is sometimes known as The Marble City. It’s a well preserved medieval town and grew from a monastic settlement to a thriving Norman merchant town in the Middle Ages. However, I’m not here to discuss Kilkenny’s ancient history, in today’s article, I will be talking about the fun family activities you can get up to in the beautiful town of Kilkenny. Castlecomer Discovery Park Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a beautiful 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. It […]

10 of The Tastiest Vegan Sources of Protein

By Zuzanna Piasek May 9, 2018 (No)
As a vegan myself I often want to make sure that I am getting enough protein every day. Eating protein on a vegan diet however, is not as hard as people make it out to be. In fact, protein can be found in plenty of the food that vegans eat every single day. With that, we’ve found some super tasty vegan sources of protein and a few of the best vegan suppliers on the market. 1. Alpro Products All Alpro products contain protein and you can choose from a whole combination of flavours in yogurts and milk. Even some dessert like treats are packed with protein. The protein contains all […]

Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

By Amy Meegan May 5, 2018 (No)
Often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that we can get from certain foods and sunlight. Vitamin D is required to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the digestive system. Calcium and phosphorus are important minerals for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Why’s It Called The Sunshine Vitamin? Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because is synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  In Ireland, the sun’s rays are only strong enough from April through to September for our skin to be able to produce vitamin D. For the remaining […]

Oxfords Not Brogues – An Essential Guide to Men’s Shoes

By theSharpeUser April 27, 2018 (No)
“Dressing well is a form of good manners” states fashion legend Tom Ford, and nowhere are your “good manners” more evident than in your choice of shoe. Men today are rediscovering the sartorial arts. Most of us sadly, simply haven’t got the foggiest when it comes to the confusing jargon of the fashion world. We may parrot the famous “Oxfords not Brogues” line from Kingsmen but how many of us actually understand what this is telling us? Walsh Brothers Shoes – Tralee, Co. Kerry So what exactly is the way to go in this day and age? Well luckily, the folks at Walsh Brothers Shoes have created a handy infographic […]

10 Things Students Should Do When Going to Open Days

By Zuzanna Piasek April 16, 2018 (No)
College is a time when you get to experience so many new things and have some of the best years of your life. Choosing what one you want to put down on your CAO however, isn’t quite a walk in the park. Constant ads are constantly put in your face about which college is truly the best. Today, we’re going to make it a little easier for you to choose what suits you and help you to look out for what is important. There are hundreds of open days due to take place around Ireland over the next few weeks, pick up a few of our tips to make sure […]

The Best Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

By Amy Meegan April 11, 2018 (No)
From 2013 to 2016, the global plant-based milk market grew by 35%. By 2024, this market’s expected to be worth approximately $6.4 billion. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love almond milk cappuccinos and coconut milk hot chocolates. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth 156 times the milk alternatives market. No fear of the cows being put out of work just yet. Of course most of you know that plant-based milks are vegan-friendly and are suitable for those who’re lactose intolerance or have a milk protein allergy. But from a health and nutrition perspective, why choose one milk alternative over the […]

Cool Watches to Wear in 2018

By Dean Fitzgerald April 3, 2018 (No)
As time already begins to gather speed throughout 2018, let’s take a minute to look at some of the coolest watches to have this year. Watches have become such a vital part of fashion over centuries incorporating a ‘cool, slick look’. They are now easily usable for any activity whether it be in a sport or at a social event or just for casual wear , the options are limitless. Let’s break them down and take a look at some of the newcomer watches , the classic watches, and of course, the smart watches. The Newcomers Basin MVMT This is a stylish watch that shouldn’t break the bank. Well that […]

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Carlow

By Dean Fitzgerald April 2, 2018 (No)
Often an underestimated and forgotten county, Carlow has ground away year after year in the south east of Ireland. It’s a place that fights to be known for more than the colourful GAA jerseys that The Barrowsiders wear. Not many people know about what Carlow holds, and the kinds of activities available to take part in around the county. Luckily for those of you interested (which since you’re reading you must be), Carlow has a few hidden gems for everyone to take in, especially for families. Here are a few examples of some of the very best Carlow as to offer. But first, we have some honourable mentions: Carlow County […]

Great Pranks You Can Pull on April Fool’s Day

By Tahlia Peppard March 30, 2018 (No)
As I’m sure most of you are aware, April Fool’s Day falls on Easter Sunday this year and the general consensus from most people is that it’s just plain ironic. So in case you’ve been living under a rock, I will briefly explain the idea of April Fool’s. It’s a day when people go around playing pranks on one another and the victim of the prank is known as the April Fools. Toothpaste Oreo For this first prank, you have to be super prepared and really sell what you’re offering. It’s really simple; buy a pack of Oreo’s and gentle open them up, without breaking them and scrape off the white […]

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Why Are So Many Irish People Switching To A Vegan Diet?

By Zuzanna Piasek May 16, 2018 (No)
Lately nearly everyone and their dog has been turning vegan and you may be wondering why? Is this just something that’s on trend or are there actual reasons why people are changing their eating habits? Today we are going to look at why the Vegan diet has become so popular in recent times and speak about all of the different benefits of vegan eating. What is Veganism? The vegan diet is an extension of being a vegetarian. Vegans do not consume any animal products; this includes dairy, meat and honey. Veganism has been spoken about at length over the years in documentaries such as Cowspiracy, What the Health and Forks […]

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Kilkenny

By Tahlia Peppard May 10, 2018 (No)
As most of you know, Kilkenny is a province of Leinster in our little modest country. Kilkenny is sometimes known as The Marble City. It’s a well preserved medieval town and grew from a monastic settlement to a thriving Norman merchant town in the Middle Ages. However, I’m not here to discuss Kilkenny’s ancient history, in today’s article, I will be talking about the fun family activities you can get up to in the beautiful town of Kilkenny. Castlecomer Discovery Park Castlecomer Discovery Park is a young park, opened since 2007. Set in a beautiful 80 acre woodland, Castlecomer Discovery Park boasts an exciting range of recreational and educational activities. It […]

10 of The Tastiest Vegan Sources of Protein

By Zuzanna Piasek May 9, 2018 (No)
As a vegan myself I often want to make sure that I am getting enough protein every day. Eating protein on a vegan diet however, is not as hard as people make it out to be. In fact, protein can be found in plenty of the food that vegans eat every single day. With that, we’ve found some super tasty vegan sources of protein and a few of the best vegan suppliers on the market. 1. Alpro Products All Alpro products contain protein and you can choose from a whole combination of flavours in yogurts and milk. Even some dessert like treats are packed with protein. The protein contains all […]

Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

By Amy Meegan May 5, 2018 (No)
Often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that we can get from certain foods and sunlight. Vitamin D is required to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the digestive system. Calcium and phosphorus are important minerals for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Why’s It Called The Sunshine Vitamin? Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because is synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  In Ireland, the sun’s rays are only strong enough from April through to September for our skin to be able to produce vitamin D. For the remaining […]

Oxfords Not Brogues – An Essential Guide to Men’s Shoes

By theSharpeUser April 27, 2018 (No)
“Dressing well is a form of good manners” states fashion legend Tom Ford, and nowhere are your “good manners” more evident than in your choice of shoe. Men today are rediscovering the sartorial arts. Most of us sadly, simply haven’t got the foggiest when it comes to the confusing jargon of the fashion world. We may parrot the famous “Oxfords not Brogues” line from Kingsmen but how many of us actually understand what this is telling us? Walsh Brothers Shoes – Tralee, Co. Kerry So what exactly is the way to go in this day and age? Well luckily, the folks at Walsh Brothers Shoes have created a handy infographic […]

10 Things Students Should Do When Going to Open Days

By Zuzanna Piasek April 16, 2018 (No)
College is a time when you get to experience so many new things and have some of the best years of your life. Choosing what one you want to put down on your CAO however, isn’t quite a walk in the park. Constant ads are constantly put in your face about which college is truly the best. Today, we’re going to make it a little easier for you to choose what suits you and help you to look out for what is important. There are hundreds of open days due to take place around Ireland over the next few weeks, pick up a few of our tips to make sure […]

The Best Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

By Amy Meegan April 11, 2018 (No)
From 2013 to 2016, the global plant-based milk market grew by 35%. By 2024, this market’s expected to be worth approximately $6.4 billion. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love almond milk cappuccinos and coconut milk hot chocolates. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth 156 times the milk alternatives market. No fear of the cows being put out of work just yet. Of course most of you know that plant-based milks are vegan-friendly and are suitable for those who’re lactose intolerance or have a milk protein allergy. But from a health and nutrition perspective, why choose one milk alternative over the […]

Cool Watches to Wear in 2018

By Dean Fitzgerald April 3, 2018 (No)
As time already begins to gather speed throughout 2018, let’s take a minute to look at some of the coolest watches to have this year. Watches have become such a vital part of fashion over centuries incorporating a ‘cool, slick look’. They are now easily usable for any activity whether it be in a sport or at a social event or just for casual wear , the options are limitless. Let’s break them down and take a look at some of the newcomer watches , the classic watches, and of course, the smart watches. The Newcomers Basin MVMT This is a stylish watch that shouldn’t break the bank. Well that […]

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Carlow

By Dean Fitzgerald April 2, 2018 (No)
Often an underestimated and forgotten county, Carlow has ground away year after year in the south east of Ireland. It’s a place that fights to be known for more than the colourful GAA jerseys that The Barrowsiders wear. Not many people know about what Carlow holds, and the kinds of activities available to take part in around the county. Luckily for those of you interested (which since you’re reading you must be), Carlow has a few hidden gems for everyone to take in, especially for families. Here are a few examples of some of the very best Carlow as to offer. But first, we have some honourable mentions: Carlow County […]

Great Pranks You Can Pull on April Fool’s Day

By Tahlia Peppard March 30, 2018 (No)
As I’m sure most of you are aware, April Fool’s Day falls on Easter Sunday this year and the general consensus from most people is that it’s just plain ironic. So in case you’ve been living under a rock, I will briefly explain the idea of April Fool’s. It’s a day when people go around playing pranks on one another and the victim of the prank is known as the April Fools. Toothpaste Oreo For this first prank, you have to be super prepared and really sell what you’re offering. It’s really simple; buy a pack of Oreo’s and gentle open them up, without breaking them and scrape off the white […]

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