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100% of the proceeds of the Twilight Walk at Fota on the 28th June are donated to the national children’s charity organisation – BUMBLEance

18th October 2018
Today Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for over €6900, the proceeds from the Twilight Walk to BUMBLEance ‘Queen Bee’ Hannah Morrissey, aged 9, from Midleton,... [read more]
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Irish Book Week October 27th - November 3rd

18th October 2018
The inaugural Irish Book Week takes place from October 27th – November 3rd, a nationwide celebration of Irish books and bookshops. A collaboration between Bookselling Ireland and Publishing... [read more]
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1,300 new SNAs and Teachers, increase in capitation in largest ever education budget

18th October 2018
New €300m Fund to support priority skill needs of enterprise, drive regional development, and support key sectors in the Face of Brexit     Budget 2019 marks the third year of a... [read more]
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Outdoor Classroom Day 2018 | Any Day from Nov 1st- 16th

10th October 2018
Leave No Trace Ireland are delighted to be promoting this Novembers Outdoor Classroom Day in Ireland. The international initiative acts as a catalyst to inspire more time outdoors on a daily basis: both... [read more]
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Spooky Fun for All the Family as Bram Stoker Festival returns!

8th October 2018
Children and families across Dublin are invited to channel their inner zombie, ghost or ghoul this October Bank Holiday weekend at Bram Stoker Festival’s (October 26th - 29th) series of family-friendly... [read more]
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Monsters, Misfits, Mayhem and Pumpkins

8th October 2018
Shannon Heritage has unveiled a range of spook-tacular events for Halloween that are frighteningly exciting and perfect for the entire family. You can start your Halloween celebrations on Sunday 28th October... [read more]
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Minister Bruton commences key provisions in Education (Admission to Schools) Act, 2018

3rd October 2018
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., will today sign a historic Commencement Order bringing a number of sections of the Education (Admission to Schools) Act, 2018 into operation. This... [read more]
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Dyslexia Association launches research findings to mark Dyslexia Awareness

1st October 2018
The Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) launches research findings to mark Ireland’s Dyslexia Awareness Month – October 2018. Key findings include: 93% of teachers report that they... [read more]
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New Educational All-weather Viewing Pod Opens at Fota Wildlife Park

25th September 2018
New Educational All-weather Viewing Pod Opens at Fota Wildlife Park State-of-the-art weatherproof viewing area overlooking the Giraffe Paddock now open to the public Today the President of the... [read more]
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Winter Wonderland at Westport House

24th September 2018
Selected dates from November 24 – December 23, 2018 Enjoy a magical family Christmas experience at Winter Wonderland at the award-winning Westport House, Mayo this year. Winter Wonderland at Westport... [read more]
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PRE-SCHOOLERS LEARN ABOUT SAVING ENERGY WITH SEAI AND EARLY CHILDHOOD IRELAND

21st September 2018
Pre-school children around Ireland are learning about saving energy through a partnership between Early Childhood Ireland and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). SEAI is providing free... [read more]
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Minister Bruton announces schools to participate in network of Creative Clusters

21st September 2018
68 schools to use art and creativity to address shared challenges and to achieve better learning outcomes The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton T.D., yesterday announced that 68... [read more]
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Tusla launches National Child and Family Support Week to increase awareness of Tusla family support services

17th September 2018
Tusla-Child and Family Agency has launched its first ever national promotional drive to highlight the range of services it provides as part of its Prevention, Partnership and Family Support(PPFS) programme. Tusla... [read more]
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Teaching children to differentiate fact from fiction online

4th September 2018
Karthik Krishnan, Global Chief Executive Officer of the Encyclopaedia Britannica Group, highlights the challenge that learners (plus teachers and parents) can face due to unsubstantiated information on... [read more]
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Pet ownership can positively influence your child’s health and development

4th September 2018
If you grew up with a family pet it is hard to imagine a life without one, many positive childhood memories are experiences with a beloved pet. For many families in the UK, pets are members of the household... [read more]
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Planning a birthday party this Autumn?

4th September 2018
Often the highlight of a child’s the birthday party will etch an enormous mark on the family calendar. Filled with wonderment and wishes, this magical moment is dreamt about long before it arrives... [read more]
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Fun and enriching after school activities for kids this Autumn/Winter

4th September 2018
After-School Classes After school activities benefit your child in ways that might surprise you. According to a recent study, children who participate in extra-curricular activities are more engaged... [read more]
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How to get the kids back into a sleep routine

3rd September 2018
With the new school year approaching, it can be a challenge getting the kids back into a bedtime routine, and even harder to get them up in a morning. A good sleep routine is important for both parents... [read more]