Ireland’s Guide To Money And Living

Bargain corner

Minion Madness

Following in the wake of the release of the Minons movie, discount retailer Dealz has launched a new range of Minion-themed products for €1.49 each, like money tins, lunch boxes, tumblers and activity packs. Perfect for the Minions fanatic in your family!

Break away

A change is as good as a rest, or so they say, so why not change your everyday scenery with a trip down to the Charleville Park Hotel in Cork.

Offered via GrabOne Escapes you can get two nights for two adults and two children for €145 – including a full Irish breakfast each morning, full access to the hotel’s leisure facilities, free kids club from 10am-1pm, as well as a free movie night for the kids including hot chocolate and popcorn. They can’t complain about not being entertained!

Summer sale

The Arnotts summer sale is now on, with up to 60% off a range of products from ladies and menswear to shoes and electrical.

Online education

We love Udemy here at You & Your Money – there are some great courses on an unimaginably wide range of topics and, best of all, sometimes they’re completely free!

First up – why not brush up on your Excel 2016 skills, covering the use of string functions in everyday tasks.

Prospective writers are covered too – learn self-editing techniques that could make your masterpiece more palatable to publishers and the public!

Finally, if you’ve got a business idea, why not give this free course a go – covering the development of a comprehensive business plan. Normally €328, for now it’s yours for free.

Hat-tip as always to the Bargain Alerts forum on and user AccessAw.

When not writing about all things personal finance, You & Your Money's editor Conor Forrest enjoys reading, football and getting lost in an ocean of Wikipedia articles.