This midsummer night Friday, June 21, the public are invited to head up to the beautiful Glenbarrow waterfall in the Slieve Blooms for a fundraising walk.
STX live music venue will be launched in the Barrow Lodge on Friday, June 21 at 8.30pm admission €5.
I quite like one pot dishes and especially the variety that can be made the day before and heated up. Curry is always popular with people; it takes a bit of time to cook but holds well for a couple of days.
I was recently reading a piece by Bronnie Ware, care worker who works in the area of palliative care. she has worked with countless number of patients who are sadly seeing their last days on earth. Bronnie questioned the patients about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, five common regrets surfaced again and again and I thought I would share them with you .
THE gooseberries will soon be making an appearance and as soon as I see them I want to make something with them. The obvious thing I suppose is a tart or a pie ( a tart has pastry on top and bottom, a pie just has a crust on top), also at this time of the year the roadside will be white with the beautiful flowers from the elder tree.
Peperonata is brilliantly multi-functional-you can serve it hot, warm or at room temperature, as part of a mixed meal or as a vegetable side dish with meat, poultry or fish. Or you can use it as a cooking sauce for the above. It also makes a very nice pasta sauce, just stir it into hot cooked pasta, and sprinkle some parmesan on top.Peperonata
Hill walkers and Pieta House supporters are being invited to take part in a memorable day long hike in the Slieve Blooms next Saturday May 25, in aid of the suicide counselling service.
THE Arts Office have a busy schedule of events for both adults and children this summer. Already they enjoyed a very busy month with lots happening throughout the county for Bealtaine.
THE legendary Robert Plant is among the additions to this year’s Electric Picnic. Probably the most talked about festival of the year so far, the much anticipated weekend is now less than 100 days away and will finish off a busy summer of festivals for music fans and revellers.
HYND’S Square in Portlaoise will be awash with colour this June bank holiday Saturday as a community arts day will take place there from 10.30am to 5pm.
THIS weekend Lethean will be hosting plenty of music to keep feet tapping for those not heading away for the bank holiday.
THE Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas comes of age in just its second year, with Martin Amis, Ben Okri, Don McCullin, Paolo Tullio, Paul Murray, John Boyne, Colm O’Gorman, Isabel Fonseca, Giles Duley, Liam Ó Maonlaí, Olivia O’Leary, Lenny Abrahamson, PJ Harvey, Michael Craig Martin, Anne Enright, and culminating in Spitting Image writer Sean Hardie’s hilarious new play ‘Margaret and Ken and the End of the World’.
Apprentice candidate Alex Mills plays the role of a nightmare date - as a team leader steps down for the first time in the history of the BBC One show.
Liv Tyler is set to star opposite Justin Theroux in US pilot The Leftovers, according to reports.
Russell Crowe is set to make his directorial debut.
David Walliams has said he fell into one of his Little Britain character on a recent visit to Downing Street.
Kings Of Leon and chart duo Rizzle Kicks are among the latest headline acts added to this year's iTunes Festival.
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Weather for Portlaoise
Wednesday 19 June 2013
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Temperature: 12 C to 19 C
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