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CULTURE VULTURE: It’s Culture Night tonight, with over 1,200 venues around the country opening their doors for free tours, workshops, performances and demonstrations. 

Cork City Council has unveiled its largest ever programme for the tenth year of the festival, celebrating music, literature, food, theatre, visual arts and more. 

Cork Culture Night caters for all ages and events for children include two performances of X Tractor by Dowtcha Puppets, featuring an oversized tractor driven by Miley Silage, at Millenium Hall, City Hall, at 5pm and 6pm. Details of all events can be found at 

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The focus will be on farm life next week as families from all over the country head for the National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois. 

Keep little farmers cosy in a Farm Tractors fleece from Hatley €39.99, ages two to eight. There’s also tractor PJs to curl up in at the end of a long day, €27.99; 

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Urban adventure is the theme of the new Heatons Kids autumn collection with a sports-inspired varsity look for boys and pretty floral prints for girls. 

Heatons online store offers customers free click and collect to store and free delivery on all orders over €30; 

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The new IKEA catalogue is centered on the kitchen, focusing on everything from growing food to cooking it, serving it and storing it, with lots of products and design ideas for families to enjoy food together and have their kitchen as the heart of the home.

The DUKTIG wooden play kitchen, €55 is neat enough to fit in most spaces, so little ones can create their own dishes while their parents cook dinner. 

Simple solutions for digital detoxing include IKEA’s new limited edition SITTNING placemats, €1.50 each, which have a built-in phone pocket to help everyone log out at the dinner table; 


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