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Helen Coughlan with her daughter Ava May at home in Glanmire, Co Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

“I honestly think Christmas was invented to get us through the awful winters,” says Helen Coughlan, retail director of Irish homeware chain Meadows &a(...)

Magical Woodland Christmas at Castlecomer Discovery Park

Magical Woodland Christmas The woodlands of Castlecomer Discovery Park in Co Kilkenny have been transformed into a magical, Christmas wonderland with(...)

Mount Juliet, in Co Kilkenny, where a three-night Christmas package costs from €1,595

Whoever dreamed up a national holiday that required weeks of shopping followed by days of cooking followed by hours of cleaning up was talking turkey.(...)

Theresa May: she’s so far out of her depth, I’m thinking I might need to give her a canoe instead of the soft Brexit she’s been asking me for all year: Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Paschal Donohoe – Nice list Paschal has been a very good boy this year, and a very generous boy, too. He’s given presents to everyone in the country (...)

The John Lewis Christmas ad for 2015 features Moz, a friendly monster. Photograph: John Lewis/YouTube

Some of the world’s top creative minds have been employed. Millions have been spent. The film has been months in the making and shrouded in secrecy. B(...)

The otherwise sentimental ad ends with the retailer’s instruction: ‘Spend it well’

The ad has it all. It’s timely (Paddington 2 is released this week and the C-word is coming soon-ish), has snow, a heart, humour and good cheer, a fam(...)

Ryan Tubridy on the set of last year’s Late Late Toy Show. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A 3D wool motif on Ryan Tubridy’s jumper appears larger than the man himself. A child makes an unintentional metaphor about the downfall of American(...)

Mary Poppins is coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Kids and Christmas go together and nowhere with more gusto than at the Panto. Oh yes they do! What’s more, laugh for laugh, no entertainment offers b(...)

A group tour of Salzburg in Austria, birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music, also includes a visit to a ski resort and a concert
12 getaways of Christmas

A Wales of a timeIf you’re looking to take the kids away somewhere not too far, but still a world away, bag yourself a luxury lodge at Bluestone resor(...)