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With more than one million visitors annually, Dublin Zoo is Ireland’s most popular family attraction and a visit to the home of the Asian elephants at the Kaziranga Forest Trail is always a favourite among visiting families.

Next weekend the zoo will celebrate the second birthday of its elephant calves Kavi, Ashoka and Samiya.

To mark this special occasion, from 11am to 5pm on August 20 and 21, there will be informative keeper talks, music on the lawn, arts and crafts, face-painting and other fun activities for all the family.


If a new pair of glasses is one of the items on your back-to-school list, check out the new range featuring characters from Disney Pixar’s summer hit, Finding Dory at Specsavers.

There are four underwater-inspired frames to choose from featuring Dory, Nemo and Hank the octopus.

All glasses have flex-hinges and they come with scratch- resistant lenses with a UV filter to protect eyes against sun damage.

At Specsavers, all the glasses in the €55 children’s range are free with an under-12s HSE optical voucher and there’s a range of designs including The Gruffalo, Disney Princess and Star Wars.

Whether or not you qualify for free glasses, you can also choose a second pair from the same price range, to the same prescription, for €24.

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Flying Tiger Copenhagen has launched a pair of virtual-reality glasses which cost €2.

The cardboard headset offers anyone with a smartphone the chance to connect to this new medium with games, films and other content to view.

More information, including details of Flying Tiger’s free virtual reality app are available at us.


Buplex Junior is a new oral liquid pain relief product for children, containing ibuprofen.

Suitable for children from three months to 12 years, it is orange-vanilla flavoured and sugar and colour-free and has a dosing syringe for younger children.

Ibuprofen delivers relief for mild to moderate pain — sore throats, headaches, earache or teething and is also effective in reducing fever.

Buplex Junior costs €8.50 for 200ml, for more details speak to a pharmacist or log on to

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