Connect Lifestyle Magazine December 2019

Hi everyone.
Welcome to our Christmas issue of Connect. Lots of planning and meeting up with old friends for Christmas cheer to come in the next few weeks, catching up with family and having extra time with a loved one it really is a lovely time of year.
We are thrilled to chat to Mary Kennedy, we all love Mary on our screens, and she tells us of her disappointment of having to give it all up. We also have all the fun from our Connect Hospitality awards which was lots of fun,
Lots of gift ideas included this month so if you’re like me and leave everything until December don’t panic, we have something for you as well as food fashion health and beauty tips to keep you at your best over the festive season.
Of course, a reminder of our Annual Ladies Lunch which this year takes place on Sunday Jan 5th. it’s always a great day out and this year we decided to finish off Christmas in style as we normally kick off Christmas. We hope you will join us for a fun day out.
We are taking a little break now to enjoy the festivities and normality will resume in January with our next issue on the shelves Feb 4th, keep an eye on our social media for lots of Christmas giveaways to get you in the festive mood.
In the meantime get that shopping finished, shop local and keep our county moving, I would ask you all this year to make the effort to ‘stroll not scroll and support our local shops instead of scrolling through online shopping, and don’t forget to say thank you to all our wonderful retailers and their staff who always do their best to look after us in our daily shopping trips. There is no extra charge for being nice!!!
I just want to finish off on a personal note for the year to again say thank you so much for your support to me and my family during my illness this year, its wonderful to have got through it all and I will certainly be celebrating Christmas this year, so while you are rushing around stressing about the best present you should buy remember there is someone out there who is just glad to be able to celebrate Christmas so don’t worry about the size of the gift, an hour of your time is probably worth more to them than any gift you could choose.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to connecting you with the county in 2020
Merry Christmas.
Mags xx

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Editor: Margaret Kissane
Design: Richard Nolan
Print:  Kingdom Printers
Photography:  John Walsh Photography 066 7123777
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Contributors: Marcas Mac Domhnaill, John Canty, Marisa Reidy, Caroline McEnery, Caroline Smith, Catherine Keane, Mary Lucey, Lisa Curran, Aine Fitzgerald, Dr Deirdre Fanning and Bernie Falvey.
Beauty Editor: Romy Birdthistle

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