Could you ‘event-manage’ and budget a hen night?

Many people are scared organising a hen night, but it really isn’t’ that frightening Hen nights have changed! In the past, a hen night just consisted of the soon to be bride having a night out on the town with a group of friends and, possibly, some relatives. And, the town concerned would have been the town the bride lived …

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How to get your money from the Hen & Stag partygoers

How not to be left out of pocket when organising a Stag or Hen weekend Being asked to be best man or maid of honour (chief bridesmaid) to one of your best friend’s wedding is an honour in itself and you have every right to be both proud and humbled to have been given that important role. But it is …

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Gaisce Awards Allow Youth to Explore their True Potential!

Fittingly, “Gaisce” is the old Irish term for “great achievement”. There are three Gaisce award levels – bronze, silver and gold – and some youth dedicate themselves to eventually completing all three. Personal development, community service, new experiences and adventures, health and fitness, experiential education, a sense of accomplishment, determination – these are just some of the benefits youth aged …

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How to Organise a Residential School Tour

For students, a residential school trip might be the highlight of their entire academic year! Being away from home with their schoolmates, while engaging in a fun line-up of activities, they might not even realise they’re in fact gaining new knowledge and skills that they wouldn’t otherwise learn in the classroom. (You don’t have to tell them that though!) As …

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Get lost in a forest…

Sandra O’Connell for ‘The Irish Times’ in July 2011 – Kildare and Wicklow Fáilte Ireland Magazine From there, we headed for home via the Sally Gap stopping at Kippure Adventure Centre on the way. Tim and Della Kyne’s holiday development and adventure course here has all sorts of high ropes and zip wires, climbing walls and abseiling towers, and the …

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