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Holidays in Bandon

So the summer has flown and this week is a frenzy of finishing up work, packing and getting ready for our hols. We’re leaving Bandon for Espana for a couple of weeks. Whilst we’re gone, my brother, his wife and their three fabulous daughters shall be using our gaff as a base for their West [...]

Engineers Week

It may be Valentine’s Day tomorrow but romantic or not,  let us not forget that February 14th also marks the start of Engineers Week this year. “Engineers’ Week is a week long programme of nationwide events with the aim of celebrating the world of engineering in Ireland. The aim of the week is to create [...]

Baby highchairs in Restaurants Survey

photo credit: stillriverside I received the following from Sinéad, a DIT student this morning. I’m a student doing a thesis on baby high chairs in restaurants. I’m currently looking for the opinions of parents, guardians etc on their interpretation of the safety and cleaniless of baby high chairs in restaurants in Ireland. I was wondering [...]

Dig It!

A new archaeology adventure show is coming to RTE’s The Den. Aimed at teams of three from 5th and 6th class aged between 9 and 13 years old, it focuses on local and national history and archaeological discoveries with the ultimate prize of  a unique school trip for the winners’  entire class. To begin, you [...]

But how?

photo credit: Mads Boedker Following on from the BT Young Scientist post, I was delighted to see, via Silicon Republic, that the Irish Patent’s Office are currently running a Junior Inventor Contest. This is excellent news as its aimed at primary school students who are too young to enter the Young Scientist exhibition. Any idea [...]

Two Tits and a Vote

I haven’t been blogging much of late but this recently launched website is definitely worth a visit, if you haven’t seen it yet. Cork based Sabrina Dent has done a brilliant job giving a number of options for the voting public to make their feelings known to the government on the appalling lack of breast [...]