THOUGHTS are already turning towards another school year.



IT’S hard to believe that thoughts are already turning towards another school year, particularly as it seems the children – and parents – have had little or no summer due to an abysmal season of downpours.

Yet, here we are, with the costs of providing the necessary items for the children’s return to the classroom looming over each family. In this regard, your local credit union is here to help, with St Jarlath’s Credit Union, which is based in Tuam, Headford, Mountbellew, Dunmore, Turloughmore, Abbeyknockmoy, Corrandulla, Moylough, Glenamaddy, Williamstown and Glinsk, offering its Educate 360 loans.

Be it for primary, secondary or third-level education, St Jarlath’s attractive loans will ease the burden of school books and supplies, while among the other educational uses that their loans provide for are laptops, accommodation and course fees.

One thing that you will not need a loan for, though, is Luke O’Brien Shoes, as they offer the best in Lelli Kelly, Geox, POD, Clarks, Superfit, Joma and much more at very reasonable prices.

While some parents might pick up their children’s shoes at a chain store or supermarket, they soon realise that this may have been a mistake as the quality might not stand up to the rigours a school-going child will put them through, especially a primary school one.

What Luke O’Brien Shoes offers is that quality and, really, given a child’s footwear is so important, it’s better to invest at a store, like Luke O’Brien Shoes, that you can trust.

Speaking of trust, another local store that falls into that category is New Harmony on Bishop Street in Tuam. In the run-in to the new school year, they are offering 15 per cent off children’s supplements as part of their ‘Back to School’ offer.

These include probiotics, which increase your children’s immunity; Sambucol, which is an elderberry and Vitamin C supplement; Omega-3, important for many different functions, including the brain; and Animal Parade, which is a multi-vitamin and mineral liquid supplement that boosts all the important nutrients your children need for a healthy system.

Meanwhile, to support teenagers, aged between 13 and 19 years, New Harmony stocks Wellteen Plus, which is a 25 nutrient supplement for ‘Him’ or ‘Her’, with an additional Omega-3 supplement to help with mental performance and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

All in all, between St Jarlath’s Credit Union, Luke O’Brien shoes and New Harmony, these are three supports that will see you right ahead of the back to school rush this autumn.