How to make St Bridget’s Crosses


Rushes can sometimes be hard to find for townies or people who live in the city but most garden centres can get them for you. So, Here is how to make a St. Bridget’s Cross – Step by step… Take two rushes and cross them over each other   Bend one straw around the other. [...]

St Bridget’s Day 1st Feburary


In Ireland, Spring begins officially on St Brigid’s Day the first day of February, which is also the feast of Imbolc, the ancient pagan spring festival and the first day of the Celtic agricultural year. In Irish mythology the father of all the Irish gods was Dagda. He had a daughter, Bridget designated the mother [...]

Leopardstown Saturday 26th January


1.10 Maiden Hurdle of €10000.00 2m. , 2nd – €1700.00, 3rd – €800.00, 4th – €500.00 A hurdle race for four yrs old only maidens at starting €80.00 to enter, €20.00 extra if declared to run. Weights – 11st; Fillies allowed 7lb; 1.45 Donohue Marquees Maiden Hurdle of €11000.00 2m. 4f. , 2nd – [...]

Belfast Zoo


Opening hours Belfast Zoo is open at the following times: Winter (October 1 to March 31) 10am to 4pm daily Last admission is 2.30pm Animal houses close at 3.30pm. The Zoovenir Shop closes at 4pm. Summer (April 1 to September 30) 10am to 6pm – Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm – Saturday and Sunday [...]