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Getting Married: The Hen Party Special

I’m really taking the piss with this whole hen party situation.

First I didn’t want one and now I reckon I’ve had about three.

There was an ‘accidental’ hen party on a micro scale a few months ago when me, my mum, Nicola and Rory (my bridesmaid and bridesman respectively) attempted to go shopping together in town on Saturday afternoon.

That ended up like this:


(That’s Nicola, by the way, our bridesmaid. You couldn’t get her out of her shell if you tried).

Then I decided that I would throw on a show – a night of music, comedy and a few songs written for Alan that I would sing to him as a KIND OF hen party.

That ended up like THIS:

I can’t say too much about the night, other than that I couldn’t speak for a full week afterwards, everyone in The Marker Hotel was asleep by the time I got back to it circa 4am, alone, in full ‘Hen Party’ attire and had to explain to the concierge that I had not, in fact, been ‘ordered’ by anyone staying at the hotel.

And THEN my sister-in-law Claire mentioned that she had a friend who owned an apartment in Marbella.

“I’m listening”, says I.

So off we trotted – me, mam, Claire and my other sis-in-law Nicola for a few days celebrations in the sun.

It was my first time to ever visit ‘Marbs’ and I have to say it was one of the best holidays I have ever been on.

I obviously can’t say too much about that either (for issues of National and International security) but suffice to say that we drank everything, talked about everything and managed to get some much-needed warmth into our bones.

Now that I still have just under three months to go to the actual wedding, I’m seriously asking;

Surely there’s time to fit in one more, isn’t there?!


Golf Camp For Kids At The K Club!



The K Club: synonymous with golfing champions, venue to the Ryder Cup in 2006 and several European Opens. The resort has played host to some of the world’s most legendary golfers. Now an opportunity has arisen to foster new golfing talent with the launch of The K Club’s Junior Golf Camps.

The Michael Dixon School of Golf at The K Club will run Junior Camps over several weeks during the summer months for young golfing enthusiasts aged from 6 – 16 years. The school uses the latest ‘Snag Golf Learning Equipment’ and the teaching is adapted for two age groups children aged 6-10 and from 11-16.

The Golf Camps are the ideal way to kick start an interest that is sure to last a lifetime, or to improve the skills and talent that are already showing. The camps take place on the Smurfit Course Driving Range and also incorporate the Smurfit Course Practice Facilities.

Each day will cover technical aspects of the game built around self-learning and awareness exercises which will also create team building, fun and increased confidence in each individual.

The groups are small with a coaching ratio of 1 coach to every 7 students so individual attention is assured. The camps are great value and cost €100 per child per week with three hours of coaching per day. Healthy snacks and drinks are also provided.

Dates run from the 30th of June to the 8th of August. Limited spaces are available and early booking is advised. To book your child into one of the weekly camps call The Golf Shop on (01) 601 7321 or email golfshop@kclub.ie


For further press information please call Aileen O’Brien, O’Brien PR (045) 446422 aileen@obrienpr.com (086) 8403624

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