Tips for the Christmas Day Swim

When we think of Christmas Day, what comes to mind is a big dinner, rich dessert and … the freezing ocean! The Christmas Swim may not be the most conventional thing to do to mark the occasion but it’s a tradition that is well-loved with many. Take your togs with you after you open presents

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5 Iconic Toy Show Moments

Every year, the countdown to the Late Late Toy Show is an incredibly exciting one, no matter what age you are. As we were growing up, it was all about the toys – What ones were cool or new and what ones you would add to your list for Santa. Now, most of us watch

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Vegan Recipes to Try this Christmas

The food at Christmas time is one of the best parts of the holiday season itself. Throughout the whole holiday period, we can all certainly agree that we eat well and eat a lot. This doesn’t have to change when you go vegan. There are plenty of options to substitute meat that are just as

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The Traditional Irish Christmas Pudding

At Christmas time, we don’t go easy when it comes to food. Having an enormous meal on Christmas Day is essential, but always have room for dessert! In recent years many of us may choose to make or buy more modern cakes or confectionery, but the traditional treats will always have a big part of

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5 Irish Christmas Markets

Christmas markets were traditionally a big thing in continental Europe, but in recent years this trend has moved to other countries. Ireland is among many countries that celebrate Christmas by hosting marvellous markets. The charm of a market doesn’t change regardless of what part of the world you’re in. This can certainly be said for

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5 Christmas Markets To Visit This Christmas

Christmas markets are incredibly popular across Europe and make for a great excuse to travel abroad around the holidays. The atmosphere among the stalls is magic. The fairy lights draped along the top of them provide a soft festive glow among the dark and chilly winter evening. Each vendor displays its own beautiful items, most

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The Most Festive Areas of Dublin City

Dublin can be amazing around the Christmas period. Whether you’re on the North Side or the South, you’ll find the Christmas spirit in one place or another. The city can be a magical place, and here are some of the most festive areas in Dublin.  One of the most festive parts of town is the

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5 Festive Coffees to Try This Christmas

It’s important to make time to see your loved ones around the holidays. Whether its an intimate dinner or a trip to the pub, hanging out with friends and family is essential. However, Christmas gatherings don’t always have to revolve around an alcoholic beverage. This year, why not invite your pals round for some Christmassy

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The Magic of Dublin’s Winter Lights

IThere are many wonderful things that go with the Christmas period. It could be cosying up beside the fire to a festive film or meeting the family for some mulled wine. One of the greatest parts of the holidays is the hustle and bustle of the busy streets. The Winter Lights in Dublin make this

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The Tradition of the Christmas Pantomime

The traditions that come with Christmas make the holiday so special. One of the most popular and long-standing Christmas traditions in modern history is going to a pantomime. The “panto” had the ability to make us laugh out loud and scream at the top of our voices. Many of us have very fond memories of

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