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43% of Irish parents would like to spend more time reading with their children

Ireland is known as a nation of saints and scholars, but according to a recent survey of over 4,700 Irish parents undertaken by Bord Gáis Energy Book Club we are also a nation of books and reading enthusiasts – especially when our little ones are around!

  According to the survey, 47%[1] of Irish parents mostly read to their children before bedtime however 43% would like to spend more time doing this.

  When asked what kind of books they read, nursery rhymes were first in line followed by funny stories, adventure stories, fantasies and science fiction.

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Health and Wellness Open Day

With obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer on the rise, soaring stress levels due to busy work and family schedules and no time to exercise or even relax for 15 minutes per day it’s time for us to stop and take a look at what we can do to make changes to a more fulfilled, healthier and happier life.  If you have been feeling low in energy, overweight, anxious, low in self-esteem, stressed or have tense muscles then come talk to our qualified and highly skilled therapists and consultants at our annual Open Day at the Tattie Hoaker Health Store

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AOB therapies feeling success in Roscommon

Anne of AOB Therapies is one year in business in Roscommon this July. She has her clinic upstairs in Molloy’s Pharmacy, Harrison Centre. To celebrate with Anne why not avail of her special offers for the month of July.

  Offers are LaStone full body massage with a back LaStone free the following week or a full body aromatherapy massage with a back massage free the following week.

  Anne wants to thank all her clients over the last year for their support. Anne specializes in pain reduction and helping the body return to balance.

  Here is a full

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Care for the elderly

Homecare Medical Supplies sponsors NHI Awards

Homecare Medical Supplies, Ireland’s leading medical supply specialists, are this sponsoring the coveted Nursing Homes Ireland Care Awards which are due to take place in November.    The NHI Awards are the premier national celebration of the outstanding care being delivered in nursing homes in communities across Ireland. The prestigious event honours and recognises the people within the sector who are giving outstanding commitment in the delivery of exceptional care to older people and others in need of continuous care. 

  The purpose of the awards is to promote best practice within the nursing

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Adults claim that digestive discomfort affects them emotionally

Digestive health survey shows that 72% of Roscommon adults claim that digestive discomfort affects them emotionally

The results of a national survey, conducted by Danone, about Irish adults Digestive Health were unveiled at the Danone Science Series in Dublin revealed that 72% of Roscommon adults claim that digestive discomfort affects them emotionally.

  At the event, entitled “What’s Your Gut Feeling: Latest insights on Digestive Health” experts gathered to discuss digestive health in Ireland and the increasing interest around understanding the connection between the brain and the gut and how digestive health can affect emotions and emotional wellbeing.

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From my Kitchen Table Miriam Kerins

It’s late at night, teens all over Ireland are hanging around with their mates, standing on street corners, sitting in fields or loitering under bridges with some as young as 12 experiencing their first taste of alcohol. Sobering thought, isn’t it!

  Well, that’s the story, because according to a recent, shocking survey carried out by the excellent Western Regional Drugs Task Force, some troubling new trends have emerged as research shows almost one in two 12-13 year olds in Roscommon town admitted to trying alcohol.

These statistics are staggering because it’s obvious, with alcohol being the drug du jour,

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Rossies Abroad - THE EMIGRATION FILES

A series by Shane Reynolds

THIS WEEK  ... Close friends Clodagh Compton and Yvonne Collins from Strokestown, both embarked on an exciting new venture in April 2011 when they departed for Australia. Clodagh, daughter of Pat and Linda, and Yvonne, daughter of Francis and Ita, report on their experiences of Australian culture, their new lifestyle and encounters with big insects!

I came, I saw, I had fun ... but  my heart is in Strokestown

Clodagh’s story 

Melbourne for me was an amazing city. I registered with a few recruitment agencies and got some temping work in offices around the city

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Toy Town Toymaster opens in Roscommon

Looking for toys?…..then look no further than the new Toy Town Toymaster store, Roscommon, who have got hundreds of amazing toys at great prices!

  Located in a new state-of-the-art premises at the Roscommon Retail Park, Toy Town is a store which takes pride in the wide range of toys available. If you are not sure what you are looking for Toy Town Toymaster is the perfect place to start!

  With all it has to offer, Toy Town is a premier shopping destination and the ideal place to find the perfect gift with Christmas around the corner!

  Their

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Timothys Londis wins Retail Excellence Award

Timothy’s Londis Plus, Abbeytown, Co. Roscommon was a proud winner of a Gold Award at the Londis Retailing Excellence Awards 2012, crowning the final day of the Group’s conference, which recognised the strong role that Londis Retailers play in their respective communities, providing employment, sourcing local products, supporting local causes and servicing the needs of the communities in which they operate.

  In winning this award, the store was independently audited across a range of criteria including the emphasis placed on customer care, the quality of their fresh food offering, the depth and breadth of their product range, and the

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Caring for the Elderly

Quality all the way at Central Park Nursing Home

Located in the heart of the quaint village of Clonberne situated in North-East Galway, Central Park Nursing Home offers top quality care provided by highly skilled and dedicated staff. 

  Central Park Nursing Home is a purpose-built, family-run Nursing Home providing long-term care respite and short-term holiday care. Their location affords easy access from Galway, Roscommon, Ballinasloe and surrounding areas while still retaining the charm of its idyllic country setting.

  Central Park Nursing Home is committed to delivering a caring health care service, in a home from home environment that

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