Kellie Fennell Fitness – No quick fixes, just long-term sustainable results!

I’ve just completed Kellie’s 8 week programme and I’m absolutely delighted. The programme was easy to follow and it wasn’t like any others I’ve tried. I didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything and the weekly check ins kept me motivated. Her recipes were amazing and I had so many choices – I never felt restricted and will be using them in years to come.Kellie made the programme manageable as I’m busy with 4 kids and 30 mins of exercise felt more achievable. I can now run and before I could

Less Litter in 2024 Thanks to Coffee Cup Initiative

The Blessington community in County Wicklow is making remarkable progress toward establishing a circular economy through the initiation of an inventive sustainable coffee cup scheme.

In conjunction with Blessington Tidy Towns and Wicklow County Council, 2GoCup is at the forefront of this endeavour, combating the menace of single-use plastic waste while fostering collaboration among local businesses and residents.

Local establishments have collaboratively embraced the integration of reusable cu

Art Project Celebrates Ukrainian Women’s Strength and Resilience in Wicklow

A captivating social art project, aptly named “WITH LOVE TO UKRAINE,” is set to grace Wicklow County, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Ukraine in harmony with Irish symbols and the scenic beauty of the local landscape. And, by purchasing one of their calendars showcasing this work, you can own a piece of it.

At the heart of this project are Ukrainian women donned in traditional attire, embodying the deep and meaningful roots shared between Ukraine and Wicklow County. Forced to fight for

Upgrades Planned for Wicklow Town Assembly Hall as Part of €50 Million Community Recognition Fund

In a significant development for Wicklow town, a tender package has been issued to contractors for the enhancement of the Assembly Hall on Bachelor’s Walk. The proposed upgrades are aligned with the Government’s newly allocated €50 million Community Recognition Fund, aimed at fostering the development of facilities benefiting all members of the community. The submissions from contractors are set to undergo review in early February.

The Assembly Hall, identified as a fitting property for improve

OPW Greenlights €121,500 Funding for Coastal Erosion Study in Wicklow

Wicklow County Council’s bid for €121,500 in funding for a comprehensive Coastal Erosion Risk Management Study at Brittas Bay and Ennereilly has received the nod from the Office of Public Works (OPW). Minister of State, Mr. Patrick O’Donovan, T.D., disclosed this development on Wednesday, emphasising that the funds will be channeled through the OPW’s Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme.

This marks a crucial step in safeguarding our coastal areas, as the study’s primary ob

Exciting New Coffee Chain Opens at Bray Dart Station

Bray commuters have a reason to celebrate as Insomnia has just unveiled its latest outlet conveniently located inside Bray Dart Station. Now, you can kickstart your day with a perfect brew before hopping on the train. The coffee chain, already present at Bray’s Primary Care Centre, expanded its presence in the town on Tuesday, December 19.

Harry O’Kelly, CEO of Insomnia, expressed his excitement, stating, “We’re thrilled to announce the opening of our new Insomnia Coffee Café at Bray Train Stat

Weather Alert: County Wicklow Braces for Strong Winds and Rainfall

Residents of County Wicklow are advised to prepare for adverse weather conditions as Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow warning for wind and rain. The warning is in effect from 8:00 PM on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, until midnight on Thursday, December 28, 2023.

The meteorological agency warns of very strong and gusty southwesterly winds, coupled with spring tides, which may result in coastal flooding. Additionally, squally showers, accompanied by the possibility of thunderstorms, increase

Water Safety Ireland Implores Christmas Day Seas Swimmers to Exercise Caution

The tradition of Christmas Day swims has gained momentum across Ireland, drawing daring individuals to the chilly embrace of the sea. However, Water Safety Ireland is urging caution and mindfulness during this annual ritual.

While the camaraderie and exhilaration of a Christmas Day swim are cherished traditions, safety remains a paramount concern. Water Safety Ireland has highlighted the importance of taking prudent precautions to ensure a joyful and incident-free experience for all participant

Community Rallies for Wicklow Teen Battling Rare Cancer: Fundraising Campaign Underway

An outpouring of support has ignited in County Wicklow for Corban Bruwer, an 18-year-old diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Corban, who was diagnosed with Rhabdomyosarcoma just months before turning 18, is now facing a recurrence of the disease, spreading to his liver, lungs, lymph nodes, and adrenal glands.

Despite initial positive responses to treatment, Corban’s condition has taken a challenging turn, and medical professionals deem his cancer as inoperable. Unfortunately, p

Planning a Pet-Friendly Holiday

Better weather means that lots of us will be going on minibreaks in the UK. For those of us with furry family members, our plans have to allow for their care. Decisions must be made such as whether you’ll put them in a kennel, cattery or other boarding establishment.

Do you employ a pet sitter to visit your house and take care of them, or rely on a friend, neighbour or family member to pop in? Some people can’t bear to leave their pet behind, and for them it is crucial to find a dog-friendly ho

Julia Child is brought to life on HBO Max

Lauded as the woman who brought French cuisine to the American masses, Julia Child is a legend to home cooks everywhere. She was a prolific writer, with her debut volume Mastering the Art of French Cooking still popular 61 years later, and was one of the first TV chefs (pipped to the post by Fanny Cradock). After a TV interview where, instead of sitting still and talking about her new book, she stood up and gave a live demonstration, she inspired women (in particular) to add new dishes to their

Where to Buy in France Now: Sauzé-Vaussais

Ready to make the move? The FrenchEntrée Property team reveals its top search areas – on and off the beaten track.

You’ll find Sauzé-Vaussais (Sauzé to locals) out west, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s lush Deux-Sèvres département. Close to the Marais Poitevin marshes – nicknamed the ‘Green Venice’ for their skin of luminous, floating duckweed – this is a tranquil area known for its attractive countryside. If you’re seeking a peaceful place to retire, or somewhere rural to run a thriving gîte business,

Property Update: Starting a Business in France

France is a popular place to go for entrepreneurs and businesspeople. If you’re going to start a business, why not do it in a dreamy location? With recent reports claiming that French people tend to be wealthier than in the UK and the US, it seems like a great place to start…

What do I need to start a business in France?

In France you need certain documents – or at least started the process to obtain them. These are two documents that you need before you can go any further. What you need are:

Foreign Office Urges Brits to Return Home Now

We would like to share this message from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office announced on 23 March that all UK nationals travelling in France should return to the UK without delay, whilst commercial options are still available.

We now strongly recommend that if you live in the UK and are currently in France, whether working, on holiday, or travelling, you should return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available.

International travel is al

French News Weekly: Coronavirus in France

Unsurprisingly, the international news cycle has been full of Covid-19 developments over the past couple of weeks. What stories have hit the French headlines in the past week?

Following an emergency meeting, France has declared a state of emergency for the nation’s health, lasting two months. The law is coming into force immediately, pending approval by the senate and the National Assembly. At the time of writing, there have been over 16,600 cases of Covid-19 and 674 known fatalities in France.

Your Guide To The Perfect Event App Pop-Up

If you have a mobile device, and use apps, you will be familiar with push notifications. These concise messages pop-up on our screens to remind or persuade us to take action. While push notifications are a valuable marketing tool, they also serve as an important communication channel for event organisers. Need to get urgent information to your attendees quickly? Push notifications will tell them what they need to know, when they need to know it.

But how do you ensure attendees will take notice

How You Can Plan Sustainable Events

We think the key to a successful event is putting people first - and that means taking the environmental impact of your event into account while planning. We've brought together our top tips for making your next event a sustainable sensation. Go paperless!

Even the best-looking leaflets, programmes, brochures and business cards end up in the bin eventually. Use technology to your advantage and aim to rid yourself of printed collateral for good. Whether you start emailing receipts, have online t

3 Unexpected Event Security Tips

Whether we’re talking cryptocurrency or bag searches, “security” has become something of a buzzword over the last few years. Regardless of your event’s type or size, you want to know that your attendees are safe, and they need that reassurance too. It’s tricky to strike the balance as either under or overegging your security measures can lead to an awkward or even uncomfortable experience for your guests, at best, or leave your event vulnerable to legitimate threats at worst. So how do we hit th

New Appointment: Vanessa Bishop, Commercial Director

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of Vanessa Bishop to the role of Commercial Director (Australia, New Zealand and Asia). As CrowdComms’ Client Relationship Manager, Vanessa has been instrumental in growing the Australia business for over five years. Consolidating over twenty years’ tech industry experience with a passion for events, Vanessa has generated trusted relationships with key brands and organisations across the region. Her energy and creativity is always channelled into deliv

Why Registration Kiosks Will Transform Your Event

CrowdComms registration kiosks are fully customisable and beautifully designed. Whether you’re running a small networking function, an international conference or exhibition, our self-printing registration kiosks will deliver an engaging and efficient experience to your attendees. Plus you’ll get that all important ‘wow factor’ that will set your event apart.

Digitally enabled, our kiosks allow your guests to check-in and self-print their event badges in moments. You can manage pre-event and on