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HANDY CRAFT: The popular Alex & Ani range has a charm to suit any gift occasion. 

Mark Mother’s Day with the Hand In Hand Bangle, €30, with its touching encryption, honouring the influence of motherhood.

Other gift suggestions from the Kilkenny Shop this year, include the Bog Buddies Bog Angel, €27.95, or quirky signs from Avokado & Co for the Irish Mammy (or maybe Granny), like ‘Turn Off the Immersion’, €14.95 and ‘Those Biscuits are for Visitors’, €17.95; www.kilkennyshop.com 

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SKIN DEEP: Looking for a nice way to indulge mum this Mother’s Day, REN’s limited-edition, Anti-Ageing Skincare kit, €54, is a four-step regimen of skincare saviours to leave skin feeling rejuvenated and pampered.

All REN products contain 100% plant and mineral-derived actives and are free from synthetic ingredients and other potential irritants. During pregnancy, when skin can be extra sensitive, try REN’s Evercalm range.

Products include Gentle Cleansing Milk and Cleansing Gel, €20, Day Cream, €32 and Anti-Redness Serum, €35. Available from Arnotts, Clerys, and pharmacies; www.renskincare.com 

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SNAP APPY: Irish charity Anam Cara is asking people to share a special picture with their mum this Mother’s Day using the hashtag #MammyandMe on social media, and nominate three friends or family members to do the same.

Anam Cara is a voluntary organisation set up by bereaved parents which provides support services to families who have experienced the death of a child and social media users are being asked to donate €2 to the charity by texting REMEMBER to 50300. For more information visit www.anamcara.ie 

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GOING GREEN: Promising four days of family fun, Cork St Patrick’s Festival 2015 runs from March 14 to 17 throughout the city centre. This year’s festival starts with free family entertainment including music, street theatre and the Festival Market in Patrick’s Street from 10am to 6pm tomorrow and Sunday.

The market and music moves to the Grand Parade on Tuesday and the parade will begin at 1pm on South Mall, with up to 3,000 participants expected. More details are available at www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie 

Meanwhile children’s hospice LauraLynn is asking everyone to Go Green today or during the St Patrick’s celebrations by organising a green-themed fundraiser or by just simply wearing green and texting LAURALYNN to 50300 to donate €4. (Vat may apply). There’s a Go Green kit on www.lauralynn.ie  or you can contact Amanda at 01-2893151.


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